New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged with solicitation of prostitution: Police

PHOTO: New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft holds a medal containing a wedding photo of him and his late wife Myra at a press conference in Foxborough, Mass., Aug. 9, 2017. Kraft said he wore if for 11 months straight after she died.PlayBoston Globe via Getty Images, FILE
WATCH Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged with solicitation of prostitution: Police

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been charged with solicitation of prostitution in connection to a wide-ranging human trafficking investigation at a Florida massage parlor, police in Florida said at a news conference Friday morning.

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Kraft, who was one of 25 people charged in the sting, faces two counts of soliciting another to commit prostitution for acts that allegedly occurred about one month ago at Orchids of Asia Day Spa, Jupiter Police Chief Daniel Kerr said.

Authorities, who set up hidden cameras at the day spa, said there's video evidence of all of the suspects, including Kraft, participating in the alleged sexual acts, said Jupiter Police Detective Andrew Sharp.

PHOTO: New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft holds a medal containing a wedding photo of him and his late wife Myra at a press conference in Foxborough, Mass., Aug. 9, 2017. Kraft said he wore if for 11 months straight after she died.Boston Globe via Getty Images, FILE
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft holds a medal containing a wedding photo of him and his late wife Myra at a press conference in Foxborough, Mass., Aug. 9, 2017. Kraft said he wore if for 11 months straight after she died.

"Much of our evidence comes from the businesses, also from body-worn cameras of our officers, and also surveillance that we had been conducting over the last several months," Kerr said.

The average fee at the spa is $59 for 30 minutes and $79 for 1 hour, Sharp said.

PHOTO: A notice sign from the Jupiter Building Department is seen on the front door of the Orchids of Asia Day Spa on Feb. 22, 2019, in Jupiter, Fla.Joe Raedle/Getty Images
A notice sign from the Jupiter Building Department is seen on the front door of the Orchids of Asia Day Spa on Feb. 22, 2019, in Jupiter, Fla.

Stacey James, a spokeswoman for Kraft, 77, said in a statement, "We categorically deny that Mr. Kraft engaged in any illegal activity. Because it is a judicial matter, we will not be commenting further."

The charges against Kraft are misdemeanors, said Sharp.

The NFL team owner is not a Florida resident "so there would be an arrest warrant issued," Kerr said.

PHOTO: Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, is photographed before a game at TD Garden on Jan. 26, 2019 in Boston.Adam Glanzman/Getty Images, FILE
Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, is photographed before a game at TD Garden on Jan. 26, 2019 in Boston.

The NFL said in a statement that the league "is aware of the ongoing law enforcement matter and will continue to monitor developments.”

The charges come three weeks after the Patriots beat the Los Angeles Rams to win the team's sixth Super Bowl title.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Kraft's then-NFL record $175 million purchase of the Patriots in 1994. At the time he vowed to turn the team into a league champion.

PHOTO: Patriots ownder Robert Kraft celebrates on Cambridge street during the New England Patriots Victory Parade on Feb. 05, 2019, in Boston.Maddie Meyer/Getty Images
Patriots ownder Robert Kraft celebrates on Cambridge street during the New England Patriots Victory Parade on Feb. 05, 2019, in Boston.

PHOTO: New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady celebrates with owner Robert Kraft after Super Bowl LIII between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams in Atlanta, Feb. 3, 2019.Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images
New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady celebrates with owner Robert Kraft after Super Bowl LIII between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams in Atlanta, Feb. 3, 2019.

ABC News' Aaron Katersky contributed to this report.

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