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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maine

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

New York Man Indicted on Sex Trafficking and Drug Charges

            Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Vincent Graham, a/k/a “Shawn” and “Mac,” 33, of Bronx, New York, was indicted yesterday by a grand jury and charged with sex trafficking, drug distribution and transporting individuals in interstate commerce intending that they engage in prostitution.


            Graham faces between 15 years and life in prison on the sex trafficking charges, up to 20 years on the drug charges and up to 10 years on the transportation counts.  He also faces fines of up to $250,000 on the sex trafficking and transportation counts and up to $1,000,000 on the drug counts.


            The case was investigated by the Biddeford Police Department; the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency; U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and the Federal Bureau of Investigation; as part of Maine’s Anti-Trafficking Coordination Team (ACTeam) Initiative, an interagency federal law enforcement initiative aimed at streamlining the investigation and prosecution of federal human trafficking offenses.


            An indictment is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed to be innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

Drug Trafficking
Human Trafficking
Darcie N. McElwee Assistant United States Attorney (207) 780-3257
Updated November 1, 2017