Robert Kraft Scores HUGE Legal Victory In Release of Asian Spa Sextape

Robert Kraft Scores HUGE Legal Victory In Release of Asian Spa Sextape

A Florida judged ruled Monday that prosecutors can not use surveillance video and other evidence in the prostitution solicitation case against National Football League team owner Robert Kraft.

If upheld on appeal, Hanser's ruling could lead to prosecutors dropping the second-degree misdemeanor cases against Kraft and other men charged with paying for sex at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa.

In his order, Palm Beach County Judge Leonard Hanser suppressed all evidence against Kraft that was obtained through and in connection with the search warrant.

Hanser wrote that detectives did not do enough to minimize the invasion of privacy of customers who did not commit crimes.

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The ruling marks a big win for Kraft, who was charged with two misdemeanor counts of soliciting prostitution in February.

Additionally, the judge ruled that any evidence obtained through a traffic stop of Kraft, conducted as he was leaving the spa January 19, would be suppressed, as "the fruit of an unlawful search", because the owner's "identity was not known to law enforcement until he was stopped". They argued video, which is not specifically covered under Florida law, should have a higher threshold.

Also last month, Hanser temporarily blocked prosecutors from releasing the video footage to media outlets, which had requested copies under the state's open records law. Kraft, 77, issued a public apology in March but pleaded not guilty to the charges. Prosecutors have since acknowledged the investigation yielded no evidence of trafficking.

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