A MAN was granted bail after he appeared in court charged in connection with an incident at a brothel in the city centre during which a suspected prostitute was tied up and robbed.
Iago Dionizio, aged 19, who has an address at the Orchards, Charleville, County Cork is accused of robbing three Samsung mobile phones and €300 in cash from from a woman at an apartment at Market Place, High Street on May 31, last.
According to court documents, the phones were worth €1,000.
Detective Garda Vincent Brick of Henry Street garda station said the defendant - a Brazilian national - made no reply when he was formally charged with two offences relating to the incident.
It is alleged the woman - a Romanian national - was tied up during the incident which happened shortly after midnight.
Mr Dionizio was granted free-legal aid by Judge Eugene O’Kelly and solicitor Ted McCarthy was assigned to represent him.
A bail application, which was made by Mr McCarthy on behalf of the defendant, was not opposed by gardai subject to his compliance with a number of strict conditions.
Mr Iago, who wore a red t-shirt in court, was ordered to stay away from Limerick city pending the conclusion of the court proceedings against him.
While he is allowed to travel to the city for court appearances or legal consultations he must give gardai 48 hours written notice.
The defendant must sign on three times a week at Charleville garda station as a condition of his bail and he was ordered to surrender his passport and any other travel documents to investigating gardai.
Inspector Dermot O’Connor said an investigation file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in relation to the matter and he requested a lengthy adjournment of the case to facilitate the completion of the file.
Judge O’Kelly granted the application and he adjourned the case to September 24, next for DPP’s directions.