Judge reverses decision; Addresses of clients released

8:42 PM, Oct 16, 2012   |    comments
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PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A Cumberland County Superior Court judge has reversed his decision about the information being released pertaining to the alleged prostitution case in Kennebunk.

On Tuesday, attorneys for Maine Today Media, the parent company of the Portland Press Herald filed a a motion to reverse a temporary restraining order blocking the release of the alleged clients addresses.

Those charged with the Class E Crime Engaging a Prostitute are:

Gary D. Bahlkow, 57, of North Yarmouth
Jens W. Bergen, 54, of Kennebunk
Norman P. Crepeau, Jr., 46, of Biddeford
Joseph P. Cuetara, 63, of Boston, MA
Kenneth A. Fairbanks, 54, of Lisbon Falls
Donald F. Hill, 52, of Old Orchard Beach
Monie B. Hobbs, Jr., 43, of North Berwick
David Kline, 51, of Rye Beach, NH
Robert R. Labonte, 61, of Saco
Dale P. Madore, 34, of North Yarmouth
Paul A. Main, 43, of Biddeford
Harry J. McMann, 55, of Portland
Kevin L. Pagliccia, 39, of Lyman
Claude S. Palmer, Jr., 47, of Oxford
Philip K. Parker, 65, of Kennebunk
Colin P. Powers, 39, of Scarborough
Clinton J. Ray, 42, of Portland
James A. Soule, 58, of South Portland
John D. Verreault, 50, of Saco
James P. White, 38, of Buxton
Peter M. Wormell, Sr., 61, of Westbrook

We have chosen to not publish the street addresses of those summonsed. All are expected in Biddeford District Court on December 5.

On Friday, Stephen Schwartz, a lawyer for two of the accused clients, filed a motion with the Maine Supreme Judicial Court to prevent the release of the names. Monday morning, Schwartz withdrew the motion and filed one instead with the Maine Superior Court. Schwartz asked for a temporary restraining order to prevent the release of the names. Justice Thomas Warren denied the request to stop the release of the names, but did not deny the part of the temporary restraining order that asked to withhold the addresses of those whose privacy was allegedly violated in the case.

Last week, Wright pleaded not guilty to 106 counts of prostitution, invasion of privacy and other charges. Investigators allege her prostitution business brought in more than $150,000 dollars and that's where the case turns more serious. Wright is now facing felony charges of tax evasion and theft by deception.

The theft relates to state welfare benefits in the form of food stamps and temporary assistance for needy families that she was receiving. She allegedly secretly videotaped her encounters and kept meticulous records -- according to court documents.

Mark Strong, Wright's business partner pleaded not guilty to 59 misdemeanor counts of promotion of prostitution.

WCSH 6 and WLBZ 2 were two media organizations that published the names. The Press Herald did not. The paper said it didn't because the list did not include the addresses of those summonsed in the case.

The Kennebunk Police Department reissued the list of names again Tuesday morning. It included the middle initials of those summonsed.

Confusion ensued when the list was released because it was difficult to positively identify the individuals on the list. A retired York County Sheriff's Deputy has the same name as an individual on the list. Paul Main was quite surprised when his phone began ringing Monday evening after the list came out.


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