New England Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Charged In Florida Prostitution Sting
UPDATE: Patriots owner Robert Kraft faces two misdemeanor charges of soliciting for prostitution, according to CBS Boston. Kraft allegedly paid for sexual services at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Florida on two separate occasions. Video surveillance reportedly shows Kraft inside the spa sometime between January 18th and 22nd, 2019. Authorities are issuing a warrant in the case.
This is a developing news story.
The owner of the New England Patriots, Robert Kraft, has been charged in a "multi-county prostitution and human trafficking investigation" in Florida, according to WGME. The news outlet is reporting that Kraft was caught on surveillance tape along with many other suspects who were customers of Asian massage parlors, which are fronts for prostitution. One of the businesses mentioned in the report is Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter. It's not clear if Kraft was a customer of this massage parlor or other such businesses. The sex workers are people who were reportedly kidnapped from other countries and forced into prostitution. Eight of these businesses were raided by law enforcement officers this week, as per WGME.
Kraft will be facing solicitation charges, according to WGME. There are more arrests pending. The news outlet says "hundreds" of people may be arrested, including other "prominent members of the community."