Portland Man Pleads Guilty to Interstate Travel to Promote Prostitution Charge
|U.S. Attorney’s Office November 21, 2013|
PORTLAND, ME—United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty, II announced today that Samuel C. Gravely, 27, of Portland, pled guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court to interstate travel to promote prostitution.
Court records reveal that on March 28, 2013, the defendant drove three women from Portland, Maine, to Boston, Massachusetts, for the purpose of having them engage in prostitution services. Once there, one of the women, upon learning what was expected of her, feigned illness, separated herself from the others, and contacted the police.
Gravely faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the United States Probation Office.
The investigation was conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations; the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the Portland, Old Town, Presque Isle, and Saco, Maine Police Departments; and the Boston, Massachusetts Police Departments.