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Listen: Ruhama "Horrified" At Sentance Imposed On Two Women At Naas District Court.

: 06/11/2019 - 12:40

Ruhama says it is "horrified" at the sentence imposed on two women at Naas District Court, on their 9 months sentence for keeping or running a brothel.

One of the women is pregnant.

The Irish Times reports that 25 year old Adrina Podaru and 20 year old Ana Tomascu, were charged with keeping or being in charge of a brothel in Newbridge which was raided by gardaí in November 2018.

There were no clients present at the time of the raid and that no significant money was found at the scene.

The Sex Workers' Alliance says, according to the Irish Times, that arrests prove that Ireland’s prostitution laws, based on the “Nordic model”, do not protect those selling sex.

The women have indicated that they are to appeal, and have been released on bail.

Amanda Keane is Policy and Communications Manager at Ruhama.

Speaking to Kildare Today, she says this case is not how 2017 legislation was intended for use.

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