By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been charged with soliciting a prostitute on Friday. The incident happened in Orchids of Asia day spa raid in Jupiter, Florida.
According to the Jupiter Police Department, they have a video of Kraft soliciting a prostitute. Kraft has a home in Palm Beach, Florida.
Police Chief Daniel Kerr said he was ‘stunned’ that Kraft is named a suspect. Since their investigation began, Kraft allegedly solicited a prostitute twice at the massage parlor approx. “a month ago.”
The authorities reportedly have body cam video. Kerr also said that Kraft was driven to the location by a chauffeur.
It is between $59 or $79 per hour for services at the location, according to the police.
Kraft has been charged with a misdemeanor. He also will have to appear in court in the near future.
The New England Patriots have not commented on this news at this time. He could also potentially face discipline from the NFL, as well.
Besides the Jupiter Police Department, Homeland Security, the IRS, the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office, among others participated in the sting operation investigation. The authorities said that women were using the massage parlors as a cover for their sex trafficking ring.
The investigation reportedly was ongoing for at least eight months. More than 100 men, including Kraft, were identified as “Johns” in the case.
Kraft purchased the Patriots in 1994. Since that time, his team has gone on to win six Super Bowls, including a win over the Los Angeles Rams earlier this month.
Besides the Patriots, Kraft also owns the Major League Soccer’s New England Revolution.
Kraft — who is reportedly worth $6 billion, according to Forbes — has been dating Ricki Noel Lander since 2012. He was previously married to Myra Kraft from 1963 through 2011 when she passed away.
While Lander does have a child, Kraft is reportedly not the father.