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September 30, 2015

Biddeford Man Pleads Guilty to Interstate Transportation for Prostitution

PORTLAND, ME—United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Leo Grondin, 49, of Biddeford, Maine, pleaded guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court to transporting an individual in interstate commerce with the intent that she engage in prostitution.

Court records reveal that on July 15, 2015, Grondin drove a woman from southern Maine to Dover, New Hampshire, where the woman performed sexual services for clients for money. On July 17, 2015, law enforcement officers located an online advertisement for escort services that listed a contact phone number associated with Grondin and a location in Dover, New Hampshire. Law enforcement tracked Grondin and the woman to a hotel in Dover, where Grondin was taken into custody on a pending state warrant.

Grondin 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 U.S. Probation Office.

This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations Human Trafficking Task Force; the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and the Biddeford and Dover Police Departments.

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