New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is allegedly in trouble with the law. According to multiple reports on Friday, February 22, Kraft was issued a warrant on charges of soliciting prostitution at a Florida spa. Treasure Coast News was first to report the news.
Kraft’s attorneys will be notified, but he has yet to be arrested, according to law enforcement.
Jupiter Police Chief Daniel Kerr confirmed that the 77-year-old NFL owner will be charged with “soliciting another to commit prostitution.”
Kerr held a press conference on Friday morning.
It is a misdemeanor charge.
The charges allegedly stem from Kraft soliciting prostitution “at least two times” a month ago, shortly after the New England Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl 53.
TMZ Sports added the following:
Multiple law enforcement agencies were involved in the operation — including Homeland Security, the IRS, the Jupiter P.D., Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office and more. Officials say the women accused of running the sex trafficking ring operated out of local spas which touted themselves as massage parlors. The investigation took roughly 8 months and officials say they’ve identified more than 100 men suspected of being “Johns.”
Kerr added that Kraft was reportedly captured involved in sex acts at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa via video evidence. He had been in Florida for a fundraiser for the Dana-Farber Institute.
Kraft was reportedly driven to the spa by a chauffeur, where the average cost per visit for services is $59 or $79 per hour.
The Patriots owner was previously married to Myra Kraft from 1963 until her death in 2011.