New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft could officially be charged by prosecutors in Florida in connection with a major human trafficking and prostitution bust.
Authorities in Jupiter announced the 77-year-old Brookline, Massachusetts, resident faces two counts of soliciting a person to commit prostitution, a misdemeanor, on Friday after they allegedly caught him on videotape engaging in sex acts at an illicit massage parlor. He has not been arrested yet in connection with the allegations.
Another Boston-area billionaire, John Childs, could also be officially charged by Florida prosecutors on the same charge for accusations based out of Vero Beach.
The months-long investigation has put a spotlight on human trafficking in Florida and across the U.S.
Kraft, who has denied the charges, was spotted over the weekend attending pre-Oscars festivities in Los Angeles.
Meanwhile, the National Football League released a new statement on Kraft’s charges, saying in part that the league’s personal conduct policy “applies equally to everyone in the NFL. We will handle this allegation in the same way we would handle any issue under the policy.”
Legal experts tell NBC10 Boston that Kraft is unlikely to land behind bars, but may face some other legal problems and issues regarding his legacy.
In addition to Kraft and Childs, at least 7 other men from New England were also arrested in connection to the sting in Indian River County.
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