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Maine man gets 51 months in interstate prostitution case

The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Maine — Federal prosecutors say a Maine man has been sentenced to more than four years in prison after being convicted of transporting a woman to New Hampshire to sell her as a prostitute.

Maine U.S. Attorney Thomas Delahanty says 49-year-old Leo Grondin, of Biddeford, Maine, was sentenced in federal court Friday to 51 months in prison.

Grondin pleaded guilty in September to transporting an individual in interstate commerce with the intent that she engage in prostitution.

Prosecutors say Grondin coerced the woman to travel from southern Maine to motel in Dover on July 15, 2015, where she performed sexual services on clients for money.

Law enforcement officials say they tracked Grondin through an online ad for escort services that included a contact number.

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