New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft accused in prostitution sting
Police say Super Bowl-winning owner made 2 visits to Jupiter day spa
JUPITER, Fla. – New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is accused of soliciting prostitution in Jupiter, police said Friday.
"He is one of the individuals," Jupiter Police Chief Daniel Kerr told reporters during a news conference.
Kerr said Kraft, 77, made two different visits to the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter.
"The video that we obtained, it shows the acts that took place," lead Detective Andrew Sharp told reporters.
Sharp said Kraft was driven to the day spa both times.
The longtime Patriots owner and businessman is one of 25 men facing charges in connection with the day spa raid.
Kraft, who owns a rental property in Palm Beach, purchased the Patriots in 1994.
Under his ownership, the Patriots have won six Super Bowls, including this year's 13-3 victory against the Los Angeles Rams, and 10 AFC championships.
"The NFL is aware of the ongoing law enforcement matter and will continue to monitor developments," the NFL said in a statement.
Kraft, who has not yet been arrested, faces two counts of soliciting prostitution.
"Well, that's very sad. I was very surprised to see it," President Donald Trump told reporters Friday. "He's proclaimed his innocence totally, but I'm very surprised to see it."
Kerr said an arrest warrant will be issued for Kraft since he is not a full-time resident of Florida.
"We categorically deny that Mr. Kraft engaged in any illegal activity," a representative for Kraft said in a statement. "Because it is a judicial matter, we will not be commenting further."
Kraft's wife, Myra, whom he married in 1963, died of ovarian cancer in 2011. She was 68.
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