Despite the stated desire of much of the internet to never see them, it seems that the videos of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft in a Florida massage parlor (which led to him being charged with solicitation) may be released after all. Martin County sheriff William Snyder told CNBC Thursday that despite a motion from Kraft and 14 other defendants, he expects those videos to eventually be released to the public:
“I do think ultimately they are probably going to get released,” Martin County Sheriff William Snyder told CNBC on Thursday, a day after Kraft moved to keep police surveillance videos of him sealed.
“Once a case is over, it’s not an ongoing investigation,” Snyder said. “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.”
…“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.”
Of course, these are just comments from Snyder to a media outlet, not a clear definition of what’s going to happen. And there’s a lot yet to be resolved in the Kraft case. But Snyder is an important figure here, and he presumably has some insight into what’s going to occur with this case. So it seems that videos of the 77-year-old Kraft in that massage parlor may soon be available for public consumption. Even if a lot of us don’t want to watch them.