Police say more charges likely in prostitution case

4:03 PM, Jul 12, 2012   |    comments
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KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) - Police say a Thomaston insurance agent's arrest for promoting prostitution stemmed from reports of unusually high number of men going to a Kennebunk dance studio.

Mark Strong Sr. of the The Strong Agency was arrested Tuesday and charged with promotion of prostitution following a five-month investigation. He was released from the Knox County Jail on $5,000 bail.

According to court documents, Kennebunk police started investigating after receiving phone calls alerting them about suspicious activity at Pura Vida Studio with a female instructor there.

The reports described well-dressed men entering the back door of the Zumba studio at unusual hours, staying only a short time.

Strong was tied to the dance studio through bank records, insurance documents and telephone records obtained in a search.

Police say additional charges are likely.


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