Sunday 22 October 2017

Man charged with bringing woman to Ireland to work in vice trade

Wojciech Gendarz, 38, arrives at the criminal courts of justice where he was charged with trafficking a person with the purposes of sexual exploitation. Picture: Damien Eagers
Wojciech Gendarz, 38, arrives at the criminal courts of justice where he was charged with trafficking a person with the purposes of sexual exploitation. Picture: Damien Eagers

Eamon Dillon

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

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

The man was arrested in Dublin on Saturday afternoon after travelling from Poland.

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

An application by the defendant’s lawyer to exclude the media 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 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 in which he can be contacted.

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

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