Wednesday 7 December 2016

Man (38) charged with sex trafficking

Eamon Dillon

Published 30/10/2016 | 02:30

'Wojciech Gendarz (38) appeared at a special District Court sitting yesterday evening where he was charged with trafficking a woman for the purposes of sexual exploitation' (stock photo)
'Wojciech Gendarz (38) appeared at a special District Court sitting yesterday evening where he was charged with trafficking a woman for the purposes of sexual exploitation' (stock photo)

A man has been charged under human trafficking legislation with bringing a woman to Ireland to work in the illicit vice trade.

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Wojciech Gendarz (38) appeared at a special District Court sitting yesterday evening where he was charged with trafficking a woman for the purposes of sexual exploitation.

Gendarz was arrested in Dublin earlier yesterday afternoon after travelling from Poland.

A Garda who gave evidence of the arrest and caution said the defendant denied the charge when put to him.

An application by Gendarz's lawyer to exclude the media from proceedings was denied by Judge John Coughlan, who said: "Justice must be seen to be done."

Gendarz was remanded in custody with consent to bail set at €10,000 with an independent cash surety of €10,000.

Gardai sought a number of bail conditions including that the accused is not allowed direct or indirect contact with any person connected with the investigation.

Gendarz must also sign on at a Garda station three times a week, surrender all travel documents and provide gardai with a mobile phone number at which he can be contacted.

He was remanded to appear at Cloverhill District Court on November 3.

Sunday Independent

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