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Polish man who told gardaí trafficking charge 'is rubbish' remanded on bail

He answered “these are lies” when the second charge was put to him.

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A 33-YEAR-OLD man charged with human trafficking and organising prostitution has been remanded on bail pending the preparation of a book of evidence.

Bakery worker Grzegorz Grzyb, a Polish national with an address at Virginia Heights, Springfield, Tallaght, was arrested on 14 November at Dublin Airport. On the following day he appeared at Dublin District Court which set bail in the sum of €6,000. At that stage he was remanded in custody with consent to bail.

At his latest hearing at Cloverhill District Court, he took up bail and the case was adjourned for three weeks. He was ordered to appear again on 26 January to be served with a book of evidence.

He is accused of taking a named female under his control for the purpose of sexual exploitation between 1 September and 11 September, 2012 contrary to the Criminal Law Human Trafficking Act 2008.

The second charge, which is under the Sexual Offences Act, alleges that from 3 March, 2012 until 25 October 2012 at an address in Tallaght he controlled or directed the activities of prostitution or compelled or coerced a person to be a prostitute.

Grzyb’s reply to the first charge was “that is rubbish”.

He answered “these are lies” when the second charge was put to him. The DPP has directed he will face trial on indictment in the circuit court.

Earlier, the district court heard he has lived in Ireland for nine years and had been working full-time with an income of about €360 a week. His arrest after he had just returned from a trip to Poland to visit his child and his ex-wife, the district court was told

Grzyb’s passport has been seized by gardai.

As a condition of bail, he must not apply for a new passport and has to notify gardai of any change of address and sign on every Monday, Wednesday, Friday at his local Garda station.

He cannot have any contact with the injured party, witnesses or potential witnesses and must provide gardai with a telephone number on which he can be contacted at any time.

Free legal aid has been granted.

He is the third person to face charges as part of the investigation.

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