Thursday 29 September 2016

State can keep money seized from Irish brothel - Judge

Amy Molloy

Published 21/09/2016 | 16:29

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A judge in Naas District Court has allowed the state to take €240 which gardai found in a Kildare-based brothel.

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Gardai had made a property application for the sum following a raid in a Kildare brothel.

Four females, believed to be from Eastern Europe, were named in the property application but were not present in court.

When reading his judgment, Judge Desmond Zaidan commented on the amount: “Things must be desperately bad,” he said.

The location of the brothel was not identified in court, but the Leinster Leader is reporting it was in the Sallins region.

It is not the first time a case involving brothel keeping in the Sallins region has been before Naas District Court.

Back in 2012, two women were found guilty of keeping a brothel in the area.

Gardai carried out a surveillance operation which saw six men entering a property in Sallins over the course of 24 hours.

Each of the men appeared to be directed to the apartment by phone and each stayed for approximately 40 minutes.

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