Prosecutors offer to drop charges against Kraft in deal

Prosecutors offer to drop charges against Kraft in deal

Prosecutors offer to drop charges against Kraft in deal

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft could see his charges of soliciting prostitution dropped, according to the Wall Street Journal.

A few days after being formally charged with two counts of soliciting prostitution, Robert Kraft has reportedly pled not guilty to the charges. They must also pay a court fee of $5,000 per count. If Kraft were to admit his guilt, all charges would be dropped. "Or they go to trial", said State Attorney's spokesman Mike Edmonson. That would be negotiated.

Called deferred prosecution, it would require that Kraft admit that he could be proved guilty at trial. Edmondson declined to say if Kraft has agreed to the offer for avoiding prosecution.

The State Attorney's Office confirmed that Kraft and others busted in Jupiter last month have been offered the deal, which is routine for low-level arrests. Men who buy people for sex use money to gain power and exercise temporary sexual control over others - typically women and girls. The documents said numerous workers were forced to live at the spas and were not allowed to leave without an escort.

More than two dozen men, including Kraft, were charged with sex solicitation in the Jupiter sting.

"As long as there is a demand, there will be a supply - and I was stunned by the amount of demand", he said.

According to court records, Kraft, 77, allegedly paid for a sexual encounter at a Jupiter, Fla., spa on January 20, just hours before his team won the AFC Championship game.

Kraft has denied the allegations made against him.

Investigators said Kraft returned 17 hours later, arriving at the upper-middle class shopping centre where the spa was located in a chauffeured 2015 blue Bentley, the documents said. Patriots spokesman Stacey James said the team would have not comment.

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.

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