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Patriots owner Robert Kraft's prostitution case heads to appellate court

Lower court judge ruled recordings could not be used
Posted at 10:13 AM, Jun 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-29 10:24:47-04

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Prosecutors charging New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft with buying sex from massage parlor prostitutes are trying to save their case.

They will argue before a Florida appellate court on Tuesday that police legally made secret video recordings of Kraft having paid sex at a Jupiter massage parlor in January 2019.

Orchids of Asia Spa
The Orchids of Asia Spa in Jupiter was raided in February 2019.

A lower court judge ruled that prosecutors could not use the recordings. He said the warrant allowing police to install secret cameras inside the Orchids of Asia spa violated constitutional standards. Kraft is charged with misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution.

He has pleaded not guilty but issued a public apology.