Thomaston insurance company owner files motion to dismiss charges of promotion of prostitution
Alfred — The lawyer of Thomaston insurance company owner Mark Strong Sr. has filed a motion in York County Superior Court to dismiss the charge of promotion of prostitution against his client.
Portland attorney Daniel Lilley has filed the motion for a Sept. 14 hearing, much earlier than the Oct. 4 court date on which Strong was scheduled to face charges.
Strong, 56, a resident of Knox Street in Thomaston, was arrested July 10 by Maine State Police and charged with promotion of prostitution at two studios in Kennebunk. The arrest warrant was issued following a five-month investigation that was begun by the Kennebunk Police Department and later involved the Maine State Police's major crimes unit.
Strong was taken to Knox County Jail and made bail, set at $5,000 cash, later that afternoon.
So far, Strong is the only person charged in the case, but police say the investigation is ongoing and further charges are expected to be filed.
Strong was scheduled to appear in Biddeford District Court, but his case was moved to York County Superior Court in Alfred when his attorney requested a jury trial.
Courier Publications reporter George Chappell can be reached at 207-594-4401, ext. 117, or firstname.lastname@example.org.