Robert Kraft offered deal to avoid prosecution

Heather Diaz
March 20, 2019

It is unclear whether Kraft will accept the agreement.

Robert Kraft has reportedly been offered a get out of jail free card on charges of soliciting prostitution.

Kraft's deal offer was first reported by The Wall Street Journal.

Authorities say they filmed Kraft visiting a spa in Jupiter, Fla. on January 19 and 20, during which time he paid for sexual services. "Nine other spas in Orlando, Palm Beach County and Treasure Coast had also been shut down as part of the investigation".

In February Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg announced his office was charging New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and 24 other men with soliciting another to commit prostitution in relation to filing packets received from the Jupiter Police Department.

It was the second time in two days Kraft had visited the massage parlor, which was among 10 area spas targeted in a major crackdown on human trafficking and prostitution. Zhang, 58, has pleaded not guilty.

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"As long as there is a demand, there will be a supply - and I was stunned by the amount of demand", he said. The report said Kraft was driven to the spa on both occasions. A spokesman for the New England Patriots did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

"It's important for the NFL to recognize that those who buy people for sex engage in crimes of sexual coercion and violence", Lisa L. Thompson, vice president of policy and research at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation said in a statement.

Hours later, Kraft was in Kansas City for a playoff game.

Kraft, a friend and supporter of President Donald Trump, could face discipline from the National Football League under a policy that applies to team owners and prohibits "conduct detrimental to the integrity" of the NFL.

Kraft's wife of many decades, Myra Hiatt Kraft, died in 2011 of ovarian cancer.

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