Robert Kraft Charged with Sex Solicitation in Jupiter, Florida


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Quinn Summerville, Reporter

Authorities say New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft visited a Florida massage parlor for sex acts on the morning of the AFC Championship Game, which he then attended in Kansas City later that day. Released documents say Kraft arrived at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in a chauffeured 2015 blue Bentley at 11 a.m. on Jan. 20. He was then videotaped receiving sexual favors from a woman at the spa before paying her with a 100 dollar bill and one more unidentified bill.

The 77-year-old Kraft, who was also seen soliciting prostitution on video surveillance just 17 hours earlier on Jan. 19, was officially charged with two misdemeanor counts of first-degree solicitation, Palm Beach State Attorney Dave Aronberg announced Monday.

Kraft was listed among 300 arrest warrants related to a sex trafficking/prostitution ring investigation, the Patriots said they “categorically deny that Mr. Kraft engaged in any illegal activity.”

Kraft is set to appear in court on April 24, although his attorney can enter a plea on his behalf. Since the two charges are only misdemeanors, Kraft may never have to appear in court in Florida.