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Prosecutors plan to appeal order suppressing video in Robert Kraft's prostitution case

Posted at 4:56 PM, May 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-17 16:56:25-04

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — WEST PALM BEACH, Fla - Palm Beach County prosecutors will appeal a judge's ruling that video evidence in the case against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft cannot be used at trial.

Kraft faces two counts of soliciting prostitution after police say he received a sex act at Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter. He's pleaded not guilty.

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On Monday, a judge in Kraft's case granted a motion to suppress surveillance video that was secretly recorded of Kraft inside a private massage room, allegedly receiving that sex act.

Prosecutors filed notice Friday that they plan to appeal the ruling. No hearing has been scheduled for the appeal.

Kraft's legal victory on Monday came after a judge in Martin County issuing a similar order suppressing video in prostitution-related cases there. On Thursday, two judges in Indian River County issued similar rulings in separate prostitution-related cases as well.