Judge Blocks Prosecutors From Using Prostitution Sting Video Allegedly Showing Robert Kraft

Judge says video of Robert Kraft’s allegedly illicit massage parlor encounter can’t be used as evidence

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft scored a major victory in his solicitation of prositution case on Monday, as a judge ruled that the video of him allegedly receiving illegal sex acts inside a day spa in Florida can not be used as evidence in the trial.

The video could have been key evidence against Kraft, who faces two misdemeanor counts of soliciting prostitution on January 19 and 20 at Orchids of Asia Spa in Jupiter, Florida, along with some two dozen other men. That footage appeared to be crucial to the case against Kraft, who faces two misdemeanor counts of soliciting prostitution.

"The fact that some totally innocent women and men had their entire lawful time spent in a massage room fully recorded and viewed intermittently by a detective-monitor is unacceptable", Hanser wrote.

Prosecutors argued during a recent hearing that the warrant obtained to install the cameras was legal and aimed at stopping a felony-level prostitution operation.

Judge Hanser agreed in his ruling, writing, "The Court finds that the search warrant does not contain required minimization guidelines, and the minimization techniques employed in this case did not satisfy constitutional requirements. all evidence against the Defendant obtained through and connection with the search warrant is suppressed". They argued video, which is not specifically covered under Florida law, should have a higher threshold.


Kraft's attorneys are expected to file a motion to dismiss the case based on a lack of evidence, ESPN's T.J. Quinn reports.

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was implicated in a prostitution sting at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa back in February.

Kraft's lawyers have engaged in a relentless attack on Aronberg's office, which has responded by demanding that lead Kraft attorneys Alex Spiro and William Burck be found in criminal contempt for their interactions with police and prosecutors over the past few weeks.

Hours later, he was in Kansas City for the AFC Championship game, where his Patriots defeated the Chiefs.

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