Portsmouth Psychologist Pleads Not Guilty to Prostitution Charges
A New Hampshire psychologist accused of running a prostitution business out of his apartment on Sagamore Avenue pleaded not guilty yesterday. Alexander Marino also pleaded not guilty to possession of a controlled drug. Portsmouth Lt. Michael Maloney said police started looking into those allegations earlier this year. The allegations state that police doing surveillance noticed different women bringing various men from the pool area at that apartment complex to Marino’s apartment for short period of time. Officers also believed that drugs were being used. Marino’s lawyer John Drisoll said Marino maintains he is innocent. The state board of mental health has temporarily suspended Marinos license to practice.