Judge Refuses to Throw Out Remaining Charges in Prostitution Scandal 

The judge in a prostitution case being tried in southern Maine has refused a request to throw out the thirteen remaining counts against Mark Strong, Senior of Thomaston.He’s accused of helping Alexis Wright use her dance studio in Kennebunk as a front for prostitution.Strong’s lawyers asked for the case to be dropped, claiming prosecutors have repeatedly missed deadlines for handing over materials, but Justice Nancy Mills refused to do that: so Strong’s trial continues.Wright will be tried later.