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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Greenville Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Transporting a Woman for Prostitution

Greenville, South Carolina---- United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that Patrick Rashad Durham, aka “Pat Pat,” 29, of Greenville, South Carolina, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for transporting an individual for the purposes of prostitution.

Evidence presented to the court showed that in 2014, Durham facilitated the prostitution of a woman from South Carolina to North Carolina and Florida. Durham severely assaulted the victim on at least ten occasions. He has prior convictions for Possession with Intent to Distribute Crack Cocaine, Strong Arm Robbery, Criminal Domestic Violence, and Assault and Battery 3rd Degree.

United States District Judge Bruce Howe Hendricks sentenced Durham to 120 months in federal prison, to be followed by a five-year term of court-ordered supervision.  There is no parole in the federal system.  Durham will also be required to pay $10,000 in restitution for the victim, which was ordered as forfeiture.

The case was investigated by the FBI. Assistant United States Attorneys Jamie Lea Schoen and Carrie Fisher Sherard prosecuted the case.

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Lance Crick (864) 282-2105
Updated November 15, 2018