Florida prosecutors charge Robert Kraft and 24 others with misdemeanor charges in prostitution bust

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New England Patriots NFL football team owner Robert Kraft arrives for meeting at the league headquarters in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Florida prosecutors have filed misdemeanor charges against 25 men including New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft who was named last week in a prostitution bust. 

The punishment for these charges include up to one year in jail, a mandatory $5,000 fine, one-hundred hours of community service and a mandatory course on the dangers of prostitution and human trafficking. Due to Kraft having a residence in Florida, a summons was given to the Patriots owner’s attorney. 

Authorities say New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft visited a Florida massage parlor for sex acts on the morning of the AFC Championship Game, which he attended in Kansas City later that day.

According to documents released by the Palm Beach State Attorney’s Office on Monday, it was his second visit to the parlor in less than 24 hours.

The documents say Kraft arrived at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in a chauffeured 2015 blue Bentley at 11 a.m. on Jan. 20. He was videotaped receiving oral and manual sex from a woman at the spa in Jupiter. Officials say he gave her a $100 bill and another bill.

The NFL says in a statement Monday its personal conduct policy “applies equally to everyone in the NFL and it will handle “this allegation in the same way we would handle any issue under the policy.”

The league adds it is “seeking a full understanding of the facts” and does not want to “interfere with an ongoing law enforcement investigation.” The NFL says it will “take appropriate action as warranted based on the facts.”

Commissioner Roger Goodell could fine or suspend Kraft from any activities involving the Super Bowl champions.

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