Robert Kraft Had Soliciting Prostitutes Charges Dropped By Florida Prosecutors

I guess you can say Robert Kraft got a happy ending when it comes to his legal problems.

Florida prosecutors dropped charges of soliciting prostitution against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, according to court papers filed Thursday.

The 79-year-old was accused of paying for sex acts at the Orchids of Asia Day spa in Jupiter, Florida, on consecutive days in January 2019. Kraft pled not guilty but issued a public apology for his actions:

“Although there was probable cause to make an arrest, the evidence cannot prove all legally required elements of the crime alleged and is insufficient to support a criminal prosecution,” according to a court filing by the office of Palm Beach State Attorney Dave Aronberg.

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Kraft was one of more than 20 people that were arrested as part of a months-long human trafficking investigation that police say spanned from China to Florida. He was facing two misdemeanor counts of solicitation.

But a Florida appeals court ruled last month that Jupiter police violated the rights of Kraft and others when they secretly installed video cameras inside massage rooms at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa. The court barred the use of the surveillance footage at trial, and Aronberg’s office opted not to appeal the ruling.