Jupiter, FL— The billionaire owner of the New England Patriots is busted for soliciting prostitution.Read Now
Jupiter, FL— The billionaire owner of the New England Patriots is busted for soliciting prostitution.
Robert Kraft, whose team won their sixth Super Bowl victory this month, was allegedly caught on camera during two different visits to the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter.
Police say Kraft faces charges for paying for sex at a massage parlor in South Florida.
Kraft is among 25 suspected johns whose names were released Friday.
He is being charged with the same offenses as the others, and that is soliciting another to commit prostitution,” Jupiter Police Chief Daniel Kerr told reporters at a news conference. Kraft faces two counts of the misdemeanor offense, Kerr said.
Kraft was allegedly driven to and from the massage parlor by a chauffeur, however that person will not be charged.
A spokesperson for Kraft said, “We categorically deny that Mr. Kraft engaged in any illegal activity. Because it is a judicial matter, we will not be commenting further.”
The charges stem from a six-month probe of human trafficking and other crimes tied to a string of massage parlors in Florida’s Indian River County.
Kraft, 77, built a $6.6 billion from a paper-manufacturing conglomerate, according to Forbes, which ranks him the 79th wealthiest person in the world.
He bought the Patriots for $172 million in 1994 and steered the team to unrivaled dominance over the NFL.