Prostitution charge for man facing Garda arrest
A Romanian man who is wanted by gardai in Co Donegal appeared in court in Londonderry yesterday on a prostitution charge.
The defendant, Razan Nocolae Gros (25), whose address was given as Kular Court at William Street in the city, is charged with controlling the activities of a Romanian woman for the purposes of prostitution.
He is further charged with obtaining an improper Romanian driving licence and an improper Romanian identity card.
District Judge Barney McElholm was told that when police searched the defendant's flat they found a Romanian woman as well as “paraphernalia associated with prostitution”. The defendant said the woman was his girlfriend.
Eight mobile phones, a sum of money and 12 SIM cards for use on both sides of the border in the North-West were seized by police.
The defendant was remanded to appear in court on February 9.