Patriots owner accused of soliciting sex

By Meg Wagner, Jessie Yeung, Amanda Wills and Brian Ries, CNN
4:56 p.m. ET, February 22, 2019
12:41 p.m. ET, February 22, 2019

Video evidence exists in prostitution sting involving Robert Kraft

The Jupiter Police Department confirmed that there is video evidence of the alleged act, “for all the individuals being charged.” 

Chief Daniel Kerr said says 25 additional individuals will be charged, and the case has been sent to the State Attorney's Office.

Police will not be releasing video or documentation at this time.

12:39 p.m. ET, February 22, 2019

Robert Kraft is not in custody, police say

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is not in police custody, officials said.

“Charges have been filed, but he has not been arrested,” said Kristin Rightler, public information officer for the Jupiter Police Department.

No video or documentation will be released by Jupiter Police at this time.

According to the police chief, at a news conference, officers wore body cameras and had ongoing surveillance at the Orchid Spa in Jupiter.

12:46 p.m. ET, February 22, 2019

Patriots owner visited day spa on two separate occasions, police say

The Orchids of Asia spa where prosecutors say Robert Kraft visited on multiple occasions.

Asked about the charges against New England Patriots owner, Robert Kraft, Jupiter Police Chief Daniel Kerr said they stem from “two different visits” to the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Florida.

12:33 p.m. ET, February 22, 2019

Robert Kraft's spokesperson denies accusations

A spokesperson for Robert Kraft released this statement shortly after the news broke about the charges:

“We categorically deny that Mr. Kraft engaged in any illegal activity. Because it is a judicial matter, we will not be commenting further.”
12:30 p.m. ET, February 22, 2019

Jupiter Police served seven warrants in human trafficking sting

Seven search warrants were served as part of the human trafficking sting that led to the charges against Robert Kraft.

 Two of the warrants were served on businesses, and the other five were served on residential homes, in Jupiter, in Martin County and three warrants were served in Orange county, according to Jupiter Police Chief Daniel Kerr.

 

 

12:38 p.m. ET, February 22, 2019

Patriots owner Robert Kraft accused of soliciting sex

Jupiter Police announced today that New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is being charged with two counts of soliciting another to commit prostitution stemming from a raid in a day spa in Jupiter, Florida.

Chief Daniel Kerr said Kraft was picked up as part of a sting that has been going on for months.