Coach quits in Maine Zumba prostitution scandal

KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) — A long-time high school hockey coach whose name appeared on a list of 21 men accused of paying a local Zumba fitness instructor for sex has stepped down.

Kennebunk High School coach Donald Hill announced Tuesday he wouldn’t seek to renew his contract for next season for personal reasons after 14 years as head coach, school Superintendent Andrew Dolloff said Wednesday.

Police on Tuesday released the names of the first batch of men to be summoned after being accused of engaging a prostitute.

Hill, 52, was listed alongside a former mayor and several businessmen. The coach, who’s from Old Orchard Beach, a few towns north of Kennebunk, didn’t immediately return a cellphone message seeking comment Wednesday. Men from Massachusetts and New Hampshire also are on the list.

Kennebunk, a town of about 10,000 residents known for its beaches, sea captain’s mansions and New England charm, was thrust into the media spotlight after 29-year-old Zumba instructor Alexis Wright was charged this month with engaging in prostitution in her dance studio and in an office across the street.

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