ALFRED, Maine (AP) — A judge says a Maine woman convicted of running a prostitution business out of a Zumba studio doesn’t have to answer prosecutors’ questions in the trial of a man accused of patronizing her.
Justice Roland Cole ruled Thursday after Alexis Wright’s attorney argued that testimony could open her up to prosecution on new charges.
Prosecutors wanted Wright to testify in next week’s trial of former Kennebunk High School hockey coach Donald Hill. Wright declined under oath to answer questions about him.
Wright is serving a 10-month sentence for prostitution and other charges. Hill is the first alleged client to go to trial.
So far, 68 people have been charged with paying for sex. At least 58 others have pleaded guilty.