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Spa sex video at center of Kraft hearing

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New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft facing charges for solicitation of another to commit prostitution in Jupiter. (WPEC)

The surveillance video police say they have of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft paying for sex at at a spa in Jupiter is the focus of a court hearing on Friday.

Kraft did not appear in court.

A judge granted a motion by the media to intervene in the case. Representatives are arguing the videos should be made public and that there are no state statutes protecting the video from becoming public record.

The NFL owner's legal team made new arguments to suppress the video which they argue police obtained illegally.

Kraft's attorney William Burck said the video shouldn't be revealed since they're part of an on-going investigation, police violated Kraft's 4th Amendment rights of unlawful search and seizure, and the video would jeopardize Kraft's chances at a fair trial. An attorney also argued the it shouldn’t matter to the public what the video looks like because the public already knows what happened by reading the arrest affidavit.

Media attorneys countered there are so many details about the case in the public eye already that a video won't jeopardize a fair trial.

Police had the Orchids of Asia Day Spa under surveillance for some time when they say Kraft made two stops at the spa on the weekend of the AFC Championship in January. He was among 25 man charged in the investigation.

Kraft pleaded not guilty to two counts of soliciting another to commit prostitution.




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