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Five in court on prostitution charges
08 June 2012 --
Five women have appeared in court charged with controlling prostitution and
running a brothel in Belfast.
The accused, all Romanians, are alleged to have based their operation in a city
A defence lawyer said they have now been left homeless due to their tenancy
Appearing at Belfast Magistrates Court were Nicoleta Ardeleanu (25), Alina
Butnariu (22), Bianca Dumitrescu (23), Viorica Flamand (26) and Luiza Hazaparu
The women, all with an address in the city, were detained last month.
They are each charged with keeping or managing a brothel and controlling
prostitution for gain on dates ranging between October last year and last month.
District Judge Fiona Bagnall agreed to adjourn proceedings for six weeks after
being told charges against some of the suspects may change.
Paul McCann, defending, said the women could be allowed to stay on bail with
friends in Dublin and said he had contacted gardai.
However, a PSNI officer objected because they might not return.
Voicing similar concerns, Judge Bagnall said: "I'm not going to vary bail to
Dublin at this time.
"But I will give police the opportunity to make any further inquiries."
The accused were remanded on continuing bail to return to court
on July 19.