Man accused of controlling prostitution is refused bail



Two women discovered in a south Belfast townhouse suspected of being used as a brothel were “listless, skinny and caked in make-up”, the High Court heard yesterday.

The pair, both eastern European, were allegedly taken away from the townhouse by a man who booked the property online.

Josef Elias was later detained in a luxury SUV vehicle with luggage containing sex toys and condoms, prosecutors said.


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