Officials in Jupiter, Florida have filed official charges against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft in the prostitution bust that became public late last week.
The 77-year-old billionaire has been charged with two misdemeanors. Police have presented him his summons.
“This is not about lonely old men,” Palm Beach Dave Aronberg said, “but forced labor and forced sexual conduct.”
In a news conference on Monday, prosecutors say Kraft was seen inside the massage parlor “Orchids of Asia” soliciting prostitution on Jan. 19 and 20.
January 20 was the day of the AFC Championship game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Patriots. According to police documents, Kraft was there that morning before going to the game.
There is video of the incident.
The Patriots beat the Kansas City Chiefs 37-31 in overtime to advance to Super Bowl LIII where they won their sixth title.
The NFL says in a statement Monday its personal conduct policy “applies equally to everyone in the NFL and it will handle “this allegation in the same way we would handle any issue under the policy.”
KETK will continue to update this story as it develops.