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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of North Carolina

Monday, January 12, 2015

Wilmington Man Found Guilty Of Interstate Transportation For Prostitution


WILMINGTON – United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced today that a jury convicted RANDOLPH JOHNSON SPAIN, 25of Wilmington, North Carolina, of two counts of interstate transportation of a person(s) with the intent that person(s) engage in prostitution.  The jury returned its verdict following a trial in federal court before United States District Judge James C. Fox.

The defendant was the target of an investigation which was a collaborative effort among several law enforcement agencies, to include the Wilmington Police Department, the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, and the United States Department of Homeland Security.  Among other evidence received during the trial, in August 2010, law enforcement in Norfolk, Virginia, were called to a hotel for a reported domestic assault.  Upon investigation, two women encountered there told the Virginia authorities that they had been working as prostitutes for SPAIN, that he had brought them by automobile to Virginia from North Carolina, that he would not pay them, and that he would not let them leave.  Spain faces a maximum of ten years imprisonment on each of the two counts.

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