Florida sheriff expects video in Robert Kraft prostitution case to eventually be released

Ryan Hannable
March 22, 2019 - 8:22 am

It seems like the biggest thing in the Robert Kraft prostitution case has turned towards the video potentially being released to the public.

Earlier this week, Kraft turned down a deal that would have the charges dropped if he admitted he would have been found guilty during a trial, and now Martin County Sheriff William Snyder believes the video will eventually be released.

“I do think ultimately they are probably going to get released,” Snyder said on CNBC on Thursday. “Once a case is over, it’s not an ongoing investigation. There has to be a specific reason not to release a public record. And the fact that there is sexual activity is not an exemption.”

Police installed hidden cameras in the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Florida and they allegedly captured Kraft receiving sex acts on Jan. 19 and Jan. 20. The Patriots owner has pleaded not guilty to two counts of soliciting prostitution. 

It is also worth noting Kraft and other defendants filed a motion for a protective order seeking to block the release of video this week. Right now, the videos cannot be released because the case is on going.

“The question is if they plead guilty and the case goes away, will it be subject to public record?” Snyder said. “I think the answer is likely yes.”

He added: “But until then there is a court order that seals those files."

Snyder himself has seen the videos.

“I watched and just left the room,” he said. “There is nothing to see. It’s pretty ugly.”

Kraft is scheduled to appear in court March 28.

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