Lawyer Fighting Names Release in Kennebunk Prostitution Case 

A lawyer isn’t giving up on trying to stop the release of names of men accused of giving business to a fitness instructor charged with running a prostitution operation out of her Zumba studio in Kennebunk, Maine. A state judge declined to stop the release of names but a lawyer was filing an appeal Friday. Kennebunk Police Lt. Anthony Burpee said law enforcement officials were awaiting word from the courts. Alexis Wright has pleaded not guilty to prostitution, invasion of privacy and other charges for allegedly accepting money for sex and secretly videotaping her encounters. Her business partner also has pleaded not guilty. Kennebunk police have been issuing summons to Wright’s johns and originally planned to release the first names of suspected clients on Friday. Lawyer Stephen Schwartz is appealing and is also asking permission to take the case to superior court.