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How Florida police snared nearly 300 — including Robert Kraft — at spas used for sex trafficking

How Florida police snared nearly 300 — including Robert Kraft — at spas used for sex traffickingThe investigation, which ensnared nearly 300 alleged suspected johns, including New England Patriots' Robert Kraft, sparked a national conversation.



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Kraft pleads not guilty to solicitation charges

Kraft pleads not guilty to solicitation chargesNew England Patriots owner Robert Kraft pleaded not guilty to solicitation of prostitution charges and is requesting a non-jury trial.



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Robert Kraft prostitution scandal exposes depth of modern slavery, sex trafficking industry

Robert Kraft prostitution scandal exposes depth of modern slavery, sex trafficking industrySex trafficking won't stop until the costs are high enough to make rich, powerful men feel that buying Chinese girls from a local spa isn't worth it.



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Robert Kraft prostitution scandal exposes the horrors in our backyard: Today's talker

Robert Kraft prostitution scandal exposes the horrors in our backyard: Today's talkerA 'community' of clients looks for sexual services; Robert Kraft just happened to be a big name among many.



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New England Patriots owner, Robert Kraft charged with soliciting prostitution

New England Patriots owner, Robert Kraft charged with soliciting prostitutionRobert Kraft, one of the most powerful figures in US sport, has been charged with two counts of soliciting prostitution. Mr Kraft, the owner of Super Bowl winners New England Patriots, is one of 25 people facing similar charges following a lengthy investigation into human trafficking and money laundering across Florida. The 77-year-old sports magnate could, in theory, face a year in jail if convicted. However, announcing the misdemeanour charges, Palm Beach County state attorney Dave Aronberg said a custodial sentence was unlikely for a first time offender. Those convicted also face a mandatory $ 5,000 fine and being required to perform 100 hours of community service and attend a class on the dangers of prostitution and human trafficking. A spokesman for Mr Kraft said that he categorically denies the charges. People mill around in front of the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Florida Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Given that the charges have been classified as a misdemeanour, Mr Kraft will be able to send a lawyer to represent him rather than making a personal court appearance at the hearing which is scheduled for April 24. It is alleged that police surveillance videos filmed Mr Kraft making two visits to the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Florida. The spa was one of several strip mall massage parlours targeted by police across Florida in a crackdown on human trafficking. "These cases aren't about any one defendant or any group of defendants," added Mr Aronberg. "The larger picture which we must all confront is the cold reality that many prostitutes in cases like this are, themselves, victims, often lured into this country with promises of a better life only to be forced to live and work in a sweatshop or a brothel, performing sex acts for strangers." Mr Kraft, who has a net worth estimated at $ 6.6 billion, could face sanctions from the NFL, with a spokesman saying its code of conduct applied equally to everybody involved with the league.



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Robert Kraft, accused of soliciting prostitution, gave hundreds of millions to charitable causes

Robert Kraft, accused of soliciting prostitution, gave hundreds of millions to charitable causesThe $ 400 million Robert Kraft has contributed to a wide range of causes has earned him enormous goodwill in Boston and beyond.



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Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged with soliciting prostitution

Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged with soliciting prostitutionIf you're a fan of hating on the New England Patriots, you're probably enjoying a bit of schadenfreude right about now.New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was charged with "two misdemeanor counts of soliciting a prostitute" on Friday, part of a widespread Florida investigation into prostitution and potential sex trafficking. The announcement came just a day after Deadspin noted some peculiar NFL-related questions at a press conference about arrest warrants being issued.SEE ALSO: Speaking out against human trafficking — and learning along the wayAs of early Friday afternoon, Kraft had yet to be arrested on the charges. The incidents allegedly happened at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Florida and authorities say they have video evidence supporting their case against Kraft.An attorney for Kraft denied the allegations.> Statement from a spokesperson for Robert Kraft: > > "We categorically deny that Mr. Kraft engaged in any illegal activity. Because it is a judicial matter, we will not be commenting further."> > — Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) February 22, 2019In all, 10 such spas were shut down across a part of Florida that also included Orland and Palm Beach County, according to CBS Miami. > An "active arrest warrant" has been issued for Kraft, according to Jupiter PD. > Typically, a charge of soliciting results in a pre-trial diversion program where the defendant attends a class on the hazards of prostitution. After which the charge is usually dropped. @CBSMiami> > — Jim DeFede (@DeFede) February 22, 2019SEE ALSO: 7 sexual health issues facing teen girls globally — and how you can helpThe first arrests were made on Tuesday and have continued, two of which came from the spa that Kraft is alleged to have visited. On Thursday, Vero Beach Police Chief David Currey expressed hope the arrests from the investigation would "put a heck of a dent in human trafficking and sex trade" in the area, according to Treasure Coast News.He continued:Over 50 arrests have reportedly been made and nearly 200 warrants have been issued so far in relation to the widespread investigation. Kraft is the highest profile person to have been named in the sweep so far. WATCH: This 10-year-old won a science fair by 'proving' Tom Brady is a cheater



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It's not just the Florida spa investigation allegedly tied to Robert Kraft. Sex trafficking is rampant across US

It's not just the Florida spa investigation allegedly tied to Robert Kraft. Sex trafficking is rampant across USSex trafficking accounted for 6,081 of over 8,500 reported cases of human trafficking in 2017, according to the National Human Trafficking Hotline.



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Robert Kraft 'categorically' denies soliciting sex at spa after police said he was filmed twice in the act

Robert Kraft 'categorically' denies soliciting sex at spa after police said he was filmed twice in the actNew England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has “categorically” denied soliciting sex at a spa in Florida after police said he was filmed doing so twice. Mr Kraft, 77, faces two counts of soliciting sex from a prostitute. The billionaire is one of two dozen men who were arrested for allegedly paying $ 59 (£45) for a half-hour and $ 79 (£60) for an hour of sex at Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Florida.



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When rich men like Robert Kraft get charged with soliciting prostitutes, we forget so fast

When rich men like Robert Kraft get charged with soliciting prostitutes, we forget so fastAllegedly the New England Patriots owner went looking for prostitutes at 'Orchids of Asia', but don't forget trafficking victims across the country.



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