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Court hearing Friday for Lei Wang, suspect in Jupiter spa prostitution case

Posted at 4:44 AM, Apr 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-12 12:20:07-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Surveillance video evidence took center stage Friday morning at a court hearing for a woman arrested in a prostitution bust at a Jupiter day spa.

39-year-old Lei Wang is facing multiple charges including soliciting, enticing, and procuring others to commit prostitution.

In court on Friday, Wang's attorneys asked a judge to block the release of surveillance videos from Orchids of Asia Day Spa, where Wang was a manager, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Joining Wang's legal team at Friday's hearing were attorneys for New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who are also fighting to block the release of those videos.

Judge Joseph Marx did not rule on the motion Friday.

At a hearing last month, Judge Marx agreed to lower Wang's bond from $256,000 down to $75,000. She has since bonded out, and is now under house arrest at her home in Hobe Sound, where her attorney said she lives with her husband and son.

In February, Martin County Sheriff William Snyder announced the results of an eight-month investigation, which uncovered widespread prostitution operations at five day spas from Jupiter to Hobe Sound.

According to the Sheriff, the spas involved were:

  • Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter
  • Cove Day Spa in Stuart
  • Therapy Spa in Stuart
  • Bridge Day Spa in Hobe Sound
  • Sequoia Apple Day Spa in Hobe Sound

The State Attorney's Office said Kraft was one of the men who solicited sex at Orchids of Asia Day Spa.

Kraft has pleaded not guilty to charges of soliciting another to commit prostitution, and has requested a jury trial.