ALFRED, Maine (AP) — A prostitution scandal in Kennebunk, Maine, has quietly drawn to a close with resolution of the final client's case.
The man was fined $500 last week after he pleaded guilty, joining dozens of others including a former mayor, minister and firefighter to be convicted of engaging with a prostitute.
The scandal made international headlines in 2012 with reports of 100 to 150 clients, many of whom were videotaped without their knowledge while paying for sex with fitness instructor Alexis Wright. But the prosecution was hampered when a judge ruled she didn't have to testify against them.
In the end, charges were brought against 68 accused clients, 65 of whom pleaded guilty or no contest. Another client was convicted, one case ended in acquittal and charges were dropped in one case.