Rape Crisis centre benefits from proceeds of brothel

A Judge has ordered that the proceeds of a brothel be donated to the Limerick Rape Crisis Centre.

A Judge has ordered that the proceeds of a brothel be donated to the Limerick Rape Crisis Centre.

Gardai seized €900 at an apartment in Limerick city on February 13 last year, the local district court today.

Detective Garda Oliver Foley said that when he searched the apartment located on Mulgrave Street, two Latvian women discovered inside 'readily admitted' that the premises was being used as a brothel.

The court heard that €900 Euro was found in separate envelopes, which the women said belonged to their 'pimp' who was due to collect if from the brothel.

Both women who returned to Latvia the following day admitted that the money was the proceeds of prostitution, but insisted that it did not belong to them.

Limerick District Court heard yesterday that the money seized by gardai has never been claimed.

Det Garda Foley said he was applying to have the money disposed of under the Police Property Act.

Judge Tom O'Donnell ordered that the €900 be donated to the Limerick Rape Crisis Centre.

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