A warrant has been issued for the arrest of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft in human trafficking and prostitution ring.
The 77-year-old team owner is going to be charged by Jupiter, Florida police with soliciting someone to commit prostitution, TMZ reported.
Officials say Kraft is accused of soliciting a prostitute on an at least 2 separate occasions.
Cops say they have obtained evidence from body cam video and surveillance that has been conducted over the last several months.
Multiple law enforcement agencies were involved in the operation — including Homeland Security, the IRS, the Jupiter P.D., Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office and more.
Officials say the women accused of running the sex trafficking ring operated out of local spas which touted themselves as massage parlors.
The investigation took roughly 8 months and officials say they’ve identified more than 100 men suspected of being “Johns.”
BREAKING: Jupiter Florida police are charging Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, with soliciting another to commit prostitution in connection with an investigation into an illegal massage parlor.
— Tom Winter (@Tom_Winter) February 22, 2019
Patriots owner Robert Kraft among those charged with soliciting prostitution, Jupiter Police confirm at a press conference. https://t.co/9DePrXAeeI
— Kevin Duffy (@KevinRDuffy) February 22, 2019
NEWS: Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been named by police as a person involved in a recent prostitution, human trafficking sting operation in Jupiter, Florida. https://t.co/ukTIvcXVBn
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) February 22, 2019
Jupiter Police chief Daniel Kerr just announced Patriots owner Robert Kraft is being charged with soliciting another to commit prostitution. https://t.co/pLLxaQT8bD
— Doug Kyed (@DougKyed) February 22, 2019
Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged with two counts of soliciting prostitution: https://t.co/7GshmQPnPf pic.twitter.com/nalrg61D4p
— Deadspin (@Deadspin) February 22, 2019
#BREAKING: Robert Kraft Named In Prostitution Stinghttps://t.co/0YVGvHT9wG
— TMZ (@TMZ) February 22, 2019
BREAKING: Patriots owner Robert Kraft has reportedly been arrested in Jupiter, Florida in a prostitution ring bust. pic.twitter.com/ouViuCYgTs
— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) February 22, 2019
— CBS4 Miami (@CBSMiami) February 22, 2019
BREAKING: Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been charged in part of a large prostitution bust.
“I can’t speak to the dollar number that was paid.” pic.twitter.com/vGIVDLYEcB
— 247Sports (@247Sports) February 22, 2019
BREAKING: New England Pats owner Robert Kraft charged w/ soliciting a prostitute in Orchids of Asia day spa raid in Jupiter FL. Jupiter PD says they have video. Kraft has a residence in nearby Palm Beach. @NBC10Boston @NECN pic.twitter.com/8y5E3Rw27R
— Kathryn Sotnik NBC10 Boston (@KatNBCBoston) February 22, 2019
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