An arrest warrant has been issued for Robert Kraft, owner of the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, who was named in a prostitution sting, TMZ reports.
“Officials say Kraft is accused of soliciting a prostitute on at least 2 separate occasions at a massage parlor in Florida roughly ‘a month ago,'” TMZ reports, adding: “Cops say they have obtained evidence from body cam video and surveillance that has been conducted over the last several months.”
The report notes that the State’s Attorney has the warrant, which will be sent to Kraft’s home in Massachusetts. TMZ quotes Jupiter, Fla., Police Chief Daniel Kerr saying Kraft will be charged with two counts of “soliciting another to commit prostitution.”
A spokesperson for Kraft told the publication Kraft denies the allegations. The spokesperson is quoted saying: “We categorically deny that Mr. Kraft engaged in any illegal activity. Because it is a judicial matter, we will not be commenting further.”
The report notes that multiple law enforcement agencies were involved in the operation, including Homeland Security, the IRS, the Jupiter Police Department and the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office, among others.
In a video report posted online by WPTV, Chief Kerr updates the media on the investigation. He begins taking questions at 2:35 in the clip, and immediately gets specific about the allegations against Kraft. You can watch the clip below …