Robert Kraft Pleads Not Guilty to Solicitation of Prostitution

Robert Kraft Pleads Not Guilty to Solicitation of Prostitution

Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, pleaded not guilty to charges of soliciting prostitution in Florida, where police said he was captured on video engaging in sex acts with a worker at a massage parlor, according to court records. Kraft also submitted a request for a non-jury trial.

A few days after being formally charged with two counts of soliciting prostitution, Robert Kraft has reportedly pled not guilty to the charges.

Kraft is facing one-year in jail on the charges, along with a $5,000 fine, 100 hours of community service and attendance in a human trafficking dangers class.

In a statement last week, a spokesman for Kraft and the team said: "We categorically deny that Mr. Kraft engaged in any illegal activity".

Kraft is being represented by defense lawyer Jack Goldberger of West Palm Beach, who didn't immediately return a call for comment on Thursday afternoon.

"A lot of women being brought in (to massage parlors) don't speak the language, are being deceived on the cost on their travel to the United States", Melhman-Orozco said in an interview on CBSN. According to one report, the league could come down hard on Kraft to send a message to other teams and owners.

"Ownership and club or league management have traditionally been held to a higher standard and will be subject to more significant discipline when violations of the Personal Conduct Policy occur", the policy says. "We will handle this allegation in the same way we would handle any issue under the Policy".

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