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Portland Man Interstate Travel to Promote Prostitution Charge

November 21, 2013

Contact: Gail Fisk Malone
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Portland, Maine: 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, and the Portland, Old
Town, Presque Isle and Saco, Maine and Boston, Massachusetts police departments.



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