New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged in prostitution bust
Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Charged in Florida Prostitution Sting
Police in Florida have charged New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft with misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution, saying they have videotape of him paying for a sex act inside an illicit massage parlor.
Jupiter police told reporters Friday that the 77-year-old Kraft hasn’t been arrested. A warrant will be issued and his attorneys will be notified.
Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been charged with soliciting prostitution, per the Jupiter Police Department pic.twitter.com/BLxVR5BH5a
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 22, 2019
MORE: Authorities, who set up hidden cameras at the day spa, said there’s video evidence of all of all of the suspects, including Patriots owner Robert Kraft, participating in the alleged acts. https://t.co/bHHgDtkivI pic.twitter.com/Lv9laROJ9M
— ABC News (@ABC) February 22, 2019
The charge comes amid a widespread crackdown on sex trafficking in the area surrounding Palm Beach County. About 200 arrest warrants have been issued in recent days and more are expected.
The Patriots won the Super Bowl earlier this month in Atlanta. The team did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
In a statement, a spokesperson for Kraft said they “categorically deny that Mr. Kraft engaged in any illegal activity. Because it is a judicial matter, we will not be commenting further.”