Accused psychologist pimp stops seeing patients

An Exeter psychologist charged with running a prostitution operation out of his Portsmouth apartment has agreed to stop seeing patients.

Alexander Marino had his psychology license suspended by the New Hampshire Board of Mental Health after his arrest earlier this month.

During a recent hearing in front of the state Board of Mental Health about the suspension, Marino agreed to stop seeing patients, the Associated Press reported.

Marino, 38, of 565 Sagamore Ave., Portsmouth, is currently free on bail.

According to Portsmouth Police, Marino was using his apartment to run a prostitution operation with links to Manchester and Portland, Maine since October. Police said men would arrive at Sagamore Court, hang out a the pool and enter Marino’s apartment with an assortment of scantilly-clad women to receive services. Marino was also charged with marijuana possession.

Marino, Brooke Parent, 21, of Manchester, and Jim Parra, 22, of Kittery, Maine, were all charged with prostitution following a police investigation on Aug. 4. Marino turned himself into Portsmouth Police on Aug. 7 after an arrest warrant was issued. Marino, Parent and Parra are scheduled to be arraigned in Portsmouth Circuit Court on Oct. 1. and Marino remains free after posting $1,000 cash bail and $15,000 personal recognizance.

Source: Jason Claffey, “Accused Psychologist/Pimp Stops Practice,” Exeter Patch, August 29, 2012.

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