Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Hearing Scheduled In Prostitution Case

A March 31st hearing date has been set in Putnam County General Sessions Court to determine whether or not a search warrant used to make a prostitution bust was legal. Lawyers for two women charged in the case involving the Rainbow Therapy Spa have argued in a court motion that the warrant was invalid, in part because the informant used by police was not a credible source. The motion also argues that officers did not comply with the so-called "knock and announce rule" and forced access into the business through two entrances. Lawyers also say there was a gap between obtaining the search warrant and its execution. The spa has since opened again for business, and there reportedly will be a hearing with the state health department in February for a permanent license.