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Bakery worker arrested at Dublin Airport in human trafficking sting

Crime DeskBy Tom Tuite
The man was arrested at Dublin Airport
The man was arrested at Dublin Airport

A 33-YEAR-OLD man charged with human trafficking and organising prostitution has yet to take up bail.

Bakery worker Grzegorz Grzyb a Polish national with an address at Virginia Heights, Springfield, Tallaght, Dublin 24, was arrested on November 14 at Dublin Airport. On the following day he appeared at Dublin District Court which set bail in the sum of €6,000.

He was remanded in custody with consent to bail and appeared at Cloverhill District Court on Wednesday. He has not yet been able to lodge the sum required and was further remanded in custody with consent to bail by Judge Victor Blake who ordered him to appear again in two weeks.

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

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

Mr Grzyb's reply to the first charge was "that is rubbish".

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

Earlier, a 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.

Mr Grzyb's passport has been seized by gardai.

If he takes up 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.