January 22, 2013

Suspects identified so far in Kennebunk prostitution case

From staff reports

The Kennebunk Police Department have released the names of 64 men and one woman charged in connection with their investigation of an alleged prostitution operation.

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Alexis Wright, 29, turns towards her attorney Sarah Churchill, left, during her arraignment in Portland in this Oct. 9, 2012, photo. She faces 109 counts of prostitution, violation of privacy, tax evasion and other charges for allegedly providing sex for money at her Kennebunk fitness studio and office.


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All of those named are accused of engaging a prostitute, a Class E offense punishable by a $200 fine. If it is a first offense, no jail sentence is imposed. If it is not a first offense, the suspect can be sentenced to up to six months in jail.

Police have said they intend to release additional names as more summonses are served. The total number of people expected to be summonsed is about 150, according to statements by police, prosecutors and other sources familiar with the case.

The principal figures in the case are Alexis Wright, 29, of Wells, and Mark Strong Sr., 57, of Thomaston.

Wright was indicted by a York County Grand Jury on 106 mostly misdemeanor counts, including promotion of prostitution, engaging in prostitution, invasion of privacy, conspiracy, tax offenses and receiving welfare benefits when ineligible. Strong was indicted on 59 misdemeanor counts, including promotion of prostitution, violation of privacy and conspiracy.

The following have been charged:

Names released on Dec. 26:

Denise J. Sillon, 58, of 476 Shapleigh Corner Road, Shapleigh, ME


Names released on Dec. 7:

Jay P. Sanborn, 46, of 150 Elm Street, Springvale, ME

Ricky J. Dewitt, 49, of 46 Oscar Waitfield Road, Lyman, ME


Names released on Nov. 26:

David F. Burley, 47, of 22 Lindale Avenue, Biddeford, ME

Christopher Cutshall, 52, of 305 Commercial Street, #403, Portland, ME

Roger C. Larson, 58, of 5 S Beech Road, Harrison, ME

Daniel A. Meyer, 41, of P.O. Box 81, Raymond, ME


Names released on Nov. 14:

Ryan P. Saucier, 21, of 45 Forest Ave., South Portland, ME

South Portland; Benjamin Bouma, 40, of Peoria, Ariz.;

Michael Sherwood, 53, of 1011 Washington Ave., Portland, ME

Bradford Siegel, 56, of 14 Millridge Road, Cumberland, ME


Names released on Nov. 9:

Peter B. Chavonelle Jr., 47, of 19 Swan Road, Windham, ME

Derek M. Chapman, 32, of 461 Cumberland Avenue, #7, Portland, ME

Jeffrey A. Rogers, 38, of 10 Carriage Way, Scarborough, ME

Craig S. Patterson, 53, of 119 Wythburn Road, South Portland, ME

Stanley H. Cornwall Jr., 50, of 11 Parker Farm Road, Buxton, ME

Robert W. Hazleton Jr., 68, of 20086 Palermo Lake Court, Estero, FL

Jason A. Douin, 38, of 31 Sunrise Street, Augusta, ME

Wendall Wayne Fessenden, 62, of 5 Proctor Avenue, Kennebunkport, ME

Brian R. Bedard, 38, of 201 River Road, Biddeford, ME

Michael A. McInnis, 53, of 15 Vines Road, Saco, ME

James Andrew Ferriera, 49, of 165 Sandy Hill Road, South Portland, ME

Jeffrey R. Beaupre, 46, of 22 Homestead Drive, Lyman, ME

Thomas F. Powers, 56, of 708 River Road, Edgecomb, ME

William Lee Kerr, 53, of 152 Lone Indian Trail, Augusta, ME

Jeffrey L. Comeau, 35, of 77 Cemetery Road, Berwick, ME


Names released on Oct. 26:

Jason Rickett, 29, of 2 Paige Drive, Gorham, ME

Dennis Sillon, 54, of 476 Shapleigh Corner Road, Shapleigh, ME

Michael Dente, 33, of 5 Allison Drive, Saco, ME

Matthew Scott, 48, of 767 Minot Avenue, Auburn, ME

Matthew Dichard, 44, of 17 Northland Road, #2, Glenburn, ME

Patrick Heelan, 56, of 128 Burnham Road, Scarborough, ME

Nathaniel Thompson, 53, of 221 Spurwink Road, Scarborough, ME

Albert Tremblay, 46, of 144 Old Derry Road, Hudson, NH

Kris Kamys, 65, of 469 Brownfield Road, Hiram, ME

Robert Chabot, 66, of 35 Clark Street, Saco, ME

Neil McDonald, 58, of 13 Acorn Lane, Scarborough ME

Steven Houghton, 43, of 1 Meadow Lane, South Berwick, ME

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