Patriots owner Robert Kraft reportedly charged with soliciting prostitution in Florida
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been charged with two counts of soliciting prostitution in Florida, according to multiple reports.
According to the Associated Press, Kraft was charged with misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution. Jupiter (Florida) police say they have videotape evidence of the 77-year-old NFL owner paying for a sex act inside a message parlor. Kraft has not been arrested, but a warrant will be issued and his attorneys will be notified.
The Associated Press says that the charge comes due to a crackdown on sex trafficking around the Palm Beach area. So far, there have been approximately 200 arrests made and more are expected.
A spokesperson for Kraft denied the owner’s involvement.
“We categorically deny that Mr. Kraft engaged in any illegal activity,” the statement said. “Because it is a judicial matter, we will not be commenting further.”
Kraft acquired the Patriots in 1994 and his teams have won six Super Bowls since he became the principal owner of the franchise.