Patriots’ Owner Robert Kraft Charged In Prostitution Sting
Multiple reports are breaking that New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been charged in connection with a prostitution sting in Florida.
According to the Associated Press, Kraft has been charged with misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution by police in Jupiter, Florida. Kraft has denied he was involved in any illegal activity.
“We categorically deny that Mr. Kraft engaged in any illegal activity. Because it is a judicial matter, we will not be commenting further," said a statement issued from the Patriots.
A Boston Globe report added that the charges against Kraft were two misdemeanor counts of soliciting another to commit prostitution and came as part of a law enforcement sting into sex trafficking and human trafficking at a number of day spas in the area.
A Deadspin report said Jupiter police told reporters there was "video evidence of Kraft involved in sex acts in a massage parlor on two occasions. Twenty-five people total were charged with soliciting prostitution at the Orchids of Asia spa in Jupiter."
According to Deadspin, "Jupiter Police Detective Andrew Sharp, the lead detective on the case, said the fee for 30 minutes was $59 dollars, or $79 for an hour. He did not specify what Kraft paid. He said Kraft was driven to the parlor."