Patriots owner Robert Kraft formally charged in prostitution sting
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been formally charged for two counts of soliciting prostitution from a massage parlor in Jupiter, Fla., police announced Monday.
Kraft, 77, faces two first-degree misdemeanor counts of soliciting prostitution at Orchids of Asia Day Spa in a strip mall in Jupiter. According to police, there is video evidence of Kraft engaging in sexual activity during two separate visits to the spa.
Kraft’s scheduled court date is April 24, but he is not required to appear – his lawyer can appear on his behalf.
If convicted, Kraft could face one year in jail, a $5,000 fine, 100 hours of community service and attendance in a human trafficking dangers class.
Kraft’s visits, records show, occurred on January 19th and 20th, the latter of which was the day of the AFC Championship Game when the Patriots visited the Chiefs. Kraft was in attendance for that game, and records show his visit to the Florida day spa went from 11am to 11:15am local time.
Last Friday when the charges were initially released, a spokesperson for Kraft said the they “categorically deny that Mr. Kraft engaged in any illegal activity.”