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Opening statements offered in prostitution case

ALFRED, Maine — An insurance agent accused of helping a Zumba dance instructor run a prostitution business was deeply involved and consulted frequently with her, especially on days when patrons visited, a prosecutor told jurors on Wednesday.

The defense for Mark Strong Sr. countered that he was guilty only of having an affair with a younger woman and of trying to help his lover’s dance studio, which he thought was wholly legitimate.

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