Court Holds Off On Ruling In Robert Kraft Prostitution Video Appeal

No decision was made Tuesday in the prostitution case against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft.

The West Palm Beach-based Fourth District Court of Appeal heard from both sides, including assistant state attorney Jeff DeSousa.

"These cases began when law enforcement working across several Florida counties learned that there was rampant prostitution occurring in local massage parlors."

Police planted hidden cameras at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter and say they caught Kraft and other men paying for sex acts with workers in January of last year.

They said at the time it was part of a human trafficking investigation, but Kraft attorney Derek Schafer says that hasn't been part of the case since.

"They knew that this was never a human trafficking case. Law enforcement knew it. The issuing judge knew it."

Prosecutors couldn't charge the spa owners with trafficking because they didn't get the women working there to cooperate.

A judge ruled the video was not admissable because of the innocent men and women who were also captured on tape, getting legal massages without clothes on.

Prosecutors are asking the appeals court to reinstate the video.

The three-judge panel adjourned the case until next week.

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