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District of New Hampshire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, January 30, 2017

Dover Man Sentenced For Role In Interstate Prostitution

            CONCORD, N.H. – Edmond A. Mitchell, 37, of Dover, New Hampshire, was sentenced to 52 months in prison in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire for his role in interstate prostitution, announced United States Attorney Emily Gray Rice.

 

            According to court records and statements in court, on August 29, 2014, Mitchell was involved in bringing two women from New Hampshire to Portland, Maine, to engage in prostitution. Mitchell arranged for a third party to drive him and the two women to Portland, Maine, and Mitchell rented two hotel rooms in Portland, Maine. The women posted ads on Backpage.com offering “escort services” in the Portland, Maine, area and they provided some or all of the proceeds from their prostitution activities in Maine to Mitchell.

 

            On September 15, 2016, Mitchell pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting transportation for prostitution.

 

            This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations of the Department of Homeland Security and the Hampton, New Hampshire, Police Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mark S. Zuckerman.

 

 

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Updated January 30, 2017