Stunning news just broke that Robert Kraft, the owner of the New England Patriots, will be charged for soliciting prostitution in Florida as part of a major prostitution sting.
Two separate incidents allegedly took place at Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Fla., last month, Jupiter Police announced in a press conference late Friday morning. Police say they have video evidence showing Kraft engaging in alleged sexual acts.
CBS Boston reports,
Kraft is one of 25 people who will be charged by Jupiter Police in this specific bust.
The incidents are part of a larger crackdown on human trafficking and prostitution at several spas in the West Palm Beach area. Kraft faces two misdemeanor charges of soliciting another for prostitution. Police said they are in the process of issuing an arrest warrant in the case.
Once the warrant is issued, Kraft will get a summons in the mail ordering him to turn himself in. He could face up to a year in jail, probation or fines. Kraft could also face discipline from the NFL under the league’s personal conduct policy.
Police say they have surveillance evidence of the 25 men including Kraft who are facing charges but the list charged will likely grow, as police indicated hundreds of men frequented the spas which are also being investigated for human trafficking.
"Investigators said that at least six victims were forced into graphic sexual acts, and many of them were living in the massage parlors and working almost around the clock," reports WCVB. "Several law enforcement agencies, including four county sheriff's departments and local police departments in Florida, Homeland Security and the IRS are involved in the investigation.
A spokesman for Kraft has “categorically” denied the allegations of "illegal activity" and "as a judicial matter, we will not be commenting further."
This comes just weeks after the New England Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII.