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Friday 2 December 2016

Five facing brothel charges after raid

Ionela Tudor (26), Alina Barbyesca (21), Castela Aura Nica (22), Daniel State (29) and Remus Popartac (27) are each charged with one count of acting or assisting in the management of a brothel on August 20.
Ionela Tudor (26), Alina Barbyesca (21), Castela Aura Nica (22), Daniel State (29) and Remus Popartac (27) are each charged with one count of acting or assisting in the management of a brothel on August 20.

Prosecutors have been given more time to prepare their cases against three women and two men charged with brothel keeping at an apartment in south Dublin.

The five Romanian nationals were all arrested following a raid at a house in Tallaght.

Their cases were further adjourned after Dublin District Court heard the DPP's directions were not yet available.

Ionela Tudor (26), Alina Barbyesca (21), Castela Aura Nica (22), Daniel State (29) and Remus Popartac (27) are each charged with one count of acting or assisting in the management of a brothel on August 20.

The charge alleges that they knowingly permitted a premises at Alexander Court, Tallaght, to be used for the purpose of habitual prostitution.

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Judge Grainne O'Neill put the cases back for two weeks. The accused had been granted bail at a previous hearing but remained in custody as they had not yet taken it up.

Defence solicitor Tracy Horan consented to the adjournment.

Earlier, the court heard no money was found in the search of the Tallaght apartment.

The court heard all five had been evicted from the apartment in question by the property management company.

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