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Wilmington Man Sentenced To 240 Months For Interstate Transportation Of Women In Support Of Prostitution

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of North Carolina

RALEIGH - United States Attorney Thomas W. Walker announced RANDOLPH JOHNSON SPAIN, 26, was sentenced yesterday by Senior United States District Judge James C. Fox to 240 months imprisonment.

SPAIN was found guilty after trial by jury in January, 2015, of Interstate Transportation in Support of Prostitution on two separate occasions.  The evidence at trial indicated SPAIN met and wooed a woman for several months, then took her to Myrtle Beach, SC, where he told her he was a pimp and she would be his prostitute or “face the consequences.”  Thereafter, he controlled that woman, as well a second woman who testified at trial, through violence, and took both women to Virginia and other states for prostitution.  The investigation revealed SPAIN also controlled and exploited additional women.   

SPAIN was sentenced to 240 months’ imprisonment, the statutory maximum.  The term of imprisonment is to be followed by 10 years’ supervised release.

Investigation of this case was conducted by the Wilmington Police Department, New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, and the United States Department of Homeland Security.

Updated December 16, 2015

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