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Oct 1, 2015 10:01 AM

Maine man pleads guilty to interstate pimping charge

The Associated Press

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — A Biddeford man accused of bringing a woman from Maine to prostitute her in New Hampshire is now pleading guilty to a federal interstate pimping charge.

The Portland Press Herald reports 49-year-old Leo Grondin initially pleaded not guilty in September. A grand jury indicted him in August on a felony charge of transporting an individual in interstate commerce with intent that she engage in prostitution.

Grondin reversed his plea Tuesday in federal court in Portland.

The daughter of a woman in her 50s reported that she discovered emails about prostitution on her mother's cellphone on July 9. Police tracked Grondin and the woman to a Dover, N.H. hotel.

Grondin faces 10 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000. His sentencing is slated for Jan. 28.


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