PORTLAND (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Portland man has pleaded guilty to driving women from Maine to Massachusetts so they could engage in prostitution.

Samuel Gravely pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court in Portland to a charge of interstate travel to promote prostitution.

Prosecutors say that in March, the 27-year-old Gravely drove the women to Boston where he expected them to engage in sex for a fee.

One of the women, upon learning what was expected of her, feigned illness, got away, and contacted police.

Gravely is scheduled to be sentenced in March and faces a maximum of 10 years in prison.

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