Boston, MA - According to reporting from CNN, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft visited the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Florida and was allegedly booked as part of a police operation targeting "Johns" - or individuals attempting to solicit sexual acts for money.
As one of the most prolific sports organizations in NFL history, this New England Patriots team and staff is often the target of aggressive rule violation investigations on the field and difficult legal issues off. From (seemingly frivolous) claims of cheating to the severe case of Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez, the team could be said to be under the microscope at all times.
Unfortunately, things are sometimes uncovered which are difficult to accept, and the reported pending charges against Patriots' owner Robert Kraft in two counts of soliciting prostitution is a nasty business. The incident took place at a Florida day spa which was has been involved with alleged human trafficking cases.
Jupiter Police Chief Daniel Kerr held a news conference in which he stated that Kraft would be charged in relation to a multi-month sting that tracked two separate instances at the Orchids of Asia spa.
According to a Jupiter police spokesperson, "Charges have been filed, but he has not been arrested."
In response to these allegations, the Patriots organization denied any wrongdoing by Kraft. Said a team representative, "We categorically deny that Mr. Kraft engaged in any illegal activity. Because it is a judicial matter, we will not be commenting further."
According to reports released this morning, surveillance evidence and body camera footage lead to charges against more than 20 individuals, including Robert Kraft.