Monday 15 October 2018

Ecuadorian man bailed on charges of running male brothel in Cavan

A 32-year-old South American man appeared in court yesterday charged with operating a male brothel.

Xavier Salazar Valencia appeared before Cavan District Court charged with keeping a brothel at 12 Stonebridge Court, Railway Road, Cavan town, on June 10.

Mr Valencia, of the same address, was remanded on continuing bail to appear at Cavan District Court on July 14.

Garda Sergeant James Fraher, of Cavan garda station, told the court that at 10.50am on Monday he met with the accused, cautioned him and charged him.

There was an interpreter present and Mr Valencia understood what was happening. In reply, Mr Valencia said: "What will happen, I will pay the fine."

Sgt Fraher told Judge John Coughlan that he was seeking a remand on the defendant's own bail of €200 and that the defendant was to live in North King Street, Dublin 7.

Mr Valencia was to surrender his passport and not enter the District Court area except for legal consultations and court appearances.

Sgt Fraher told the court that Mr Valencia, an Ecuadorian national, was travelling on a Spanish passport.

Judge Coughlan said it is alleged the defendant was a "pimp" and told defence solicitor Brid Mimnagh she was entitled to a full disclosure order.

Irish Independent

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