Man changes plea in Dublin brothel trial
A man has pleaded guilty mid-trial to allowing a Dublin apartment to be used as a brothel.
31-year-old Di Wei - with an address at Dolphin's Barn, South Circular Road - will be sentenced next month.
Before today’s u-turn, Di Wei would only admit that he had bought condoms for the women living in apartments at Rathmines and Custom House Harbour.
He claimed they had a business selling the condoms online, but now he admits allowing the Rathmines apartment that he leased on Observatory Lane to be used as a brothel.
It follows evidence at his trial from six men who went there and paid up to €100 for prostitution services from Asian women.
The jury heard transactions through Di Wei's Permanent TSB bank account show he paid sums to a company called E-designers, which runs a website for Escort Ireland.
He was also present when gardaí raided the Rathmines apartment in April 2011.
Di Wei will be sentenced on February 24.