A Spanish woman and a Portuguese woman appeared in court following a raid on their apartment in Sligo. The raid was prompted by an anonymous tip-off that the sexual services of a 13-year-old girl were for sale. The tip turned out to be bogus. However, the Gardaí did find evidence that the apartment was being run as a brothel. The women pleaded guilty to using the apartment as a brothel and were fined €300 each by the judge, who also ordered the confiscation of €225 found in the apartment. He was told that another €700 had been paid in rent to a caller the day before the raid.