Wilmington man gets prison time for promoting prostitution

Updated: Jan. 26, 2017 at 5:54 PM EST
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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A Wilmington man pleaded guilty to promoting the prostitution of a 17-year-old girl.

According to the District Attorney's Office, Philip Scott Pleasants, 19, entered a guilty plea in New Hanover County Superior Court to promoting prostitution.

He was given a 10-21 month active sentence followed by post-release supervision.

During an investigation, detectives determined Pleasants was driving the victim to clients and taking a portion of the money she received for the sexual activity.

Pleasants was taken into custody at the Budgetel Inn on Market Street on December 2015.

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