Officer testifies about Zumba studio evidence

DAVID SHARP Associated Press Published:

ALFRED, Maine (AP) -- The lead police investigator is on the stand in Maine talking about evidence seized from the home and office of a fitness instructor alleged to have used her Zumba studio as a front for prostitution.

The testimony of Kennebunk police officer Audra Presby comes in the trial of Mark Strong. He is facing 13 charges that he helped Alexis Wright run her business.

Presby began testifying Thursday and resumed Friday.

On Thursday, jurors watched a video of a sexual encounter that showed money changing hands and additional videos suggesting Strong was familiar with the operation.

The prostitution scandal attracted attention after it was reported that Wright had ledgers indicating she made $150,000 over 18 months.

Wright has pleaded not guilty. She'll be tried later.