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CrimeKraft trial postponed while prosecutors appeal video ruling

00:40  22 may  2019
00:40  22 may  2019 Source:   ap.org

In legal victory for Robert Kraft, judge suppresses video in prostitution case

In legal victory for Robert Kraft, judge suppresses video in prostitution case A Florida judge said video evidence that allegedly shows the New England Patriots owner paying for sex acts inside a spa can’t be shown to a jury if the matter goes to trial.

Judge Leonard Hanser agreed Tuesday to postpone the trial indefinitely while prosecutors appeal his decision blocking their use of secretly shot video . He said that under previous court rulings , that meant the videos ' use had to be blocked. The 77-year-old Kraft has pleaded not guilty but issued a

Judge Leonard Hanser agreed Tuesday to postpone the trial indefinitely while prosecutors appeal his decision blocking their use of secretly shot video . The footage allegedly shows Kraft twice engaging in sex at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in January. Hanser ruled last week that Jupiter police did not

Kraft trial postponed while prosecutors appeal video ruling © The Associated Press FILE - In this April 10, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft leaves his seat during an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Miami Heat in New York. A Florida judge has blocked prosecutors from using video that allegedly shows Kraft engaging in paid sex at a massage parlor. Judge Leonard Hanser ruled Monday, May, 13, 2019, that Jupiter police did not follow proper procedures after installing the hidden cameras that secretly recorded Kraft visiting the Orchids of Asia Day Spa twice in January. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A Florida judge has delayed the trial of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft on a misdemeanor charge that he paid for sex at a massage parlor.

Judge blocks prosecutors from using video evidence against Robert Kraft

Judge blocks prosecutors from using video evidence against Robert Kraft Prosecutors cannot use secretly recorded video allegedly showing New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft engaging in massage parlor sex, a judge ruled Monday, striking a serious blow to their case against him and others charged with soliciting prostitutes at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa. In his 10-page ruling, Judge Leonard Hanser wrote that Jupiter police detectives and the judge who issued the search warrant allowing the secret installation of cameras at the spa did not do enough to minimize the invasion of privacy of customers who only received legal massages.

Judge Leonard Hanser agreed Tuesday to postpone the trial indefinitely while prosecutors appeal his decision blocking their use of secretly shot video . He said that under previous court rulings , that meant the videos ' use had to be blocked. The 77-year-old Kraft has pleaded not guilty but issued a

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A Florida judge has delayed the trial of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft on a misdemeanour charge that he paid for sex at a massage parlour. Judge Leonard Hanser agreed Tuesday to postpone the trial indefinitely while prosecutors appeal his decision

Judge Leonard Hanser agreed Tuesday to postpone the trial indefinitely while prosecutors appeal his decision blocking their use of secretly shot video. The footage allegedly shows Kraft twice engaging in sex at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in January. The trial had been scheduled for next week.

Hanser ruled last week that Jupiter police did not take enough precautions to avoid invading the privacy of spa customers who only received legitimate massages. He said that under previous court rulings, that meant the videos' use had to be blocked.

The 77-year-old Kraft has pleaded not guilty but issued a public apology.

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