February 25, 2019
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was formally charged Monday with soliciting prostitution, allegedly visiting a Palm Beach County massage parlor on the day of the AFC Championship Game.
A criminal affidavit released released by the Jupiter Police Department details the allegations against Kraft, 77, concerning two visits to the Orchids of Asia spa within a 24-hour-period. Kraft was found in the surveillance footage two days after cameras were installed, police said.
In the first of the two visits on Jan. 19, Kraft was allegedly involved with two women at the spa. The second visit, hours before Kraft flew to Kansas City to see the Patriots-Chiefs game, Kraft allegedly met with a woman for 14 minutes. Police said he was driven to the strip mall spa in a blue Bentley.
Kraft was positively identified by his Massachusetts driver's license, according to police.
The arrest came as part of wider investigation into day spas across the state's Treasure Coast. Authorities contend the spas have ties to international human trafficking and money laundering.
As additional details about Kraft case surfaced Monday, many on social media reacted with shock and snark, while some questioned how the NFL will proceed with its own investigation. Kraft, who could face up to a year in jail and 100 hours of community service, also was photographed Monday meeting with Patriots quarterback Tom Brady as the two embraced outside a private jet.
If they made $1000 bills I'm sure Robert Kraft would have tipped $1k instead of $100— 🤡𝕿𝖊𝖆. 𝕰𝖆𝖗𝖑 𝕲𝖗𝖊𝖞. 𝕳𝖔𝖙.🌎 (@_Baldanders_) February 25, 2019
Sign at Florida barbecue joint pic.twitter.com/T6kbT3dIky— Carl Hiaasen (@Carl_Hiaasen) February 25, 2019
So what’s that, a 2game suspension, class, &10 hours community service in the NFL? 😒— M. Mads (@wisertime33) February 25, 2019
Hard 2 tell if the NFL will do the right thing & level Kraft or turn its head...again. Any bets??
I’m repulsed. I think the family should lose the team. Sorry, Jonathan. Get ur dad on a leash. pic.twitter.com/pRChb29MFa
If 77 year old billionaire Robert Kraft has to pick up trash on the side of the highway that photo will be the best meme of 2019 https://t.co/boA1ShZ2Ex— Bennett Hart (@Bendoohart) February 25, 2019
BREAKING: Pittsburgh businessman Mark Bope charged in prostitution bust that also ensnared Patriots owner Robert Kraft. #WTAE at 5.— Paul Van Osdol, WTAE (@VanOsdol_WTAE) February 25, 2019
*Colin Kaepernick kneels to address systematic oppression and racism...blacklisted by NFL for life.— KMO (@odogg333) February 25, 2019
*Bob Kraft enables human trafficking and prostitution...Now, now lets get all the facts first🤷🏼♂️
Who thinks this was Robert Kraft’s first trip to a prostitute? 😂😂😂😂😂— chris kelley (@ckwest542) February 25, 2019
I can’t believe there’s literally a Robert Kraft sextape our there 🤢🤢🤮🤮— Josh Swanson (@swany1978) February 25, 2019
Granted - It’s a given that sexual exploitation and human trafficking are inherently HILARIOUS — and yet, I’m not finding these jokes and double entrendre puns about Robert Kraft very amusing.— Amy Dickinson (@AskingAmy) February 25, 2019
Ugh what’s wrong with me.
Part-time Florida Man Billionaire NFL owner Robert Kraft (allegedly) got a double team rub & tug & received oral at Orchids of Asia spa before jetting off to the AFC title game, documents allege https://t.co/sgvVPKfGjM pic.twitter.com/NcbwGlib8P— Busted Coverage (@bustedcoverage) February 25, 2019
If NFL owners want to be called "Mr. Kraft" and treated like a feudal Lord- then soliciting sex slaves is news.— 🌧🌨☁️Gary Garyson☁️🌨🌧 (@GaryGaryson69) February 25, 2019
How the heck is the #NFL gonna punish Robert Kraft for violating the personal conduct policy?— Michael Rally (@Michael_RA) February 25, 2019
1) Fine. LOL. It will be spare change for him.
2) Missing Games. Nope
3) Can't penalize team
The embarrassment is the only thing. He can buy or threaten his way out of anything else
The women in the sex scandal involving Bob Kraft and several other very high profile names are not prostitutes. They were never prostitutes. They are victims of the same type of human trafficking that Trump claims is happening at the southern border.— Jonas Salt (@jonas_salt) February 25, 2019
What I dont get about the Robert Kraft story is if the investigation was focused on human trafficking, why are they going after those that went to the spa? Wouldn't the investigation have ended when they confirmed trafficking occurred and the women were performing sex acts?— J P (@JustBeinHonest) February 25, 2019
Police surveillance footage of Robert Kraft entering the business establishment in Jupiter Florida on January 19th. pic.twitter.com/AZfOEOSFA6— SabreToof (@sabretoof) February 25, 2019