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Court upholds dismissal of 46 counts in Zumba prostitution case

Maine's highest court on Friday rejected a motion to reinstate 46 invasion of privacy counts against a man accused of helping a Zumba fitness instructor run a prostitution business in the seaside town of Kennebunk.In its unanimous decision, the Supreme Judicial Court agreed with the trial judge's ruling that prostitution clients don't have the same privacy rights as innocent people in dressing rooms under a state law.Mark Strong Sr., 57, of Thomaston, was accused of viewing sex videos featuring unsuspecting prostitution clients. He still faces 13 other counts dealing with promotion of prostitution.The court was working on an expedited schedule because jury selection in Strong's trial has been on hold in York County. Strong and fitness instructor Alexis Wright have both pleaded not guilty. She'll be tried later.Strong's lawyer, Dan Lilley, contended state lawmakers never intended to protect prostitution johns or other criminals from surveillance.But Assistant York County District Attorn...

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