Its fucking disgusting if the INLA have been charged with running a brothel and hore houses !

  1. The man and woman are due to appear at Belfast Magistrates’ Court on Monday
    Two people have been charged with brothel keeping following a police operation targeting republican paramilitary group the INLA.

Seven arrests followed 12 searches in Belfast, Lisburn, Crumlin and Newtownabbey, County Antrim, on Friday.

A 32-year-old man has been charged with brothel keeping and concealing criminal property.

A 22-year-old woman has been charged with controlling prostitution and brothel keeping.

Both people are expected to appear at Belfast Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

The charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service (PPS).

A 48-year-old man arrested in connection with alleged trafficking and controlling prostitution offences has BB released pending a report to the Public Prosecution Service.

Detectives arrested a 55-year-old man in the greater Belfast area on Saturday under terrorism legislation, as part of the same police operation.

Three other men detained on Friday under terrorism legislation remain in custody.

More than 200 Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) officers took part in the Paramilitary Crime Task Force operation on Friday, supported by the National Crime Agency and HM Revenue and Customs.

with many thanks to: BBCNI for the origional story.


“I’M writing this so that others in a similar postion might be helped by reading it… I was emotionally and sexually abused since a very early age.

” My trust in people was shattered and I was brainwashed into thinking I’m ugly, worthless and a good-for-nothhing.” That’s what abuse can do to an innocent person and this letter from a teenager struggling to cope explains those feelings with great clarity.

“I built a shell around myself to protect myself. I live in a house filled with bitterness because my parents can’t stand each other and I’m afraid to get involved. Sometimes I wonder am I the problem, but that’s negative thinking. “I want other people to know that I have discovered there can be a safe refuge. Mine is poetry – and friends, of course.

I have been constantly beaten down by other people and brainwashed into thinking I’m ugly and that I’m some sort of freak. “My scars will never heal. But I now understand I am not the one who’s ugly. They are ugly inside because they are so destructive. They are to be pitied more than anything else. “I am learning to chip away at my shell and that is leading to a new confidence.


“I am no stunner. I am a 5’7”, blue-eyed, size 12 blonde. But because I’ve been told I’m ugly since I was three, I’ll never be sure of my looks. I now know that it is my personality that counts. “It is only through expert counselling that I have started to explore my dark and scarred side. It is only now that I’ve begun to put my trust back into people and I believe that whether they like me or not is their problem not mine.

“I have a few close and wonderful friends – without them I would be lost. They’re helping me to see the light at the end of the tunnel. My friends are all I have. “Yet I was so emotionally shattered that I couldn’t even trust them. I thought they put up with me because they felt sorry for me and pitied me. Now I know they like me because of the person I am.

“The person who sexually abused me, over and over, since I was 13, lives across the road from me. I’m afraid of him because he’s evil, but I am determined not to let him beat me. I won’t keep running all my life. Why should I? I am the one who was abused. I have nothing to apologise for. “This man has wounded me and rubbed salt in the wounds, but if I give up he’ll never have to face up to what he has done. That’s why I’m going to counselling. “I don’t know why I have been emotionally and sexually abused. I don’t know why my family is in tatters because my parents hate each other and my brother has a drink problem.

“But I do know there is a light at the end of the tunnel. It’s far away, but I can see it. It gets a tiny bit brighter every day and I hope I reach it. “I’m lucky because I can express these feelings in poetry, which is a great release. Some people aren’t so lucky, so I want to tell those people not to suffer alone. They should tell someone about it. “I am healing very, very slowly, but I am healing. I have suffered so much. I’d be grateful if you could print this. Thanks.” (Hopeful Teenager)

This letter was sent to: Fr Brian D’Arcy and printed in the: Sunday World.