Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Charged With Two Counts of Soliciting Prostitution

Robert Kraft at the Super Bowl LIII Pregame at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 3, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is being charged with two counts of soliciting someone to commit prostitution, stemming from a raid in a day spa in Florida, police said Friday.

Kraft was picked up as part of a sting that has been going on for months, and his charges relate specifically to “two different visits” to the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in the Florida city of Jupiter, Police Chief Daniel Kerr said at a news conference.

“Charges have been filed, but he has not been arrested,” Jupiter police spokeswoman Kristin Rightler said.

The NFL team on Friday denied that Kraft had committed a crime.

“We categorically deny that Mr. Kraft engaged in any illegal activity. Because it is a judicial matter, we will not be commenting further,” a representative of the team said.

Kraft is one of more than 20 people being charged in the sting, and there is video evidence against “all of the individuals being charged,” Kerr said.

Officers involved in the sting had been wearing body cameras, and also were involved in ongoing surveillance at the business, Kerr said.

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SOURCE: CNN, Jason Hanna and Tina Burnside