Robert Kraft Files Motion to Conceal Evidence
- Author: Angelo Rivera Mar 24, 2019,
Mar 24, 2019, 1:58
In addition to admitting guilt, the deferred prosecution offer requires completion of an education course about prostitution, 100 hours of community service, screening for sexually transmitted diseases and payment of court costs.
It was confirmed earlier this week that the Palm Beach County State Attorney's Office had offered to drop charges leveled against Robert Kraft and 24 other men involved in the sex trafficking sting should they concede that they would be found guilty if tried in a court of law.
Robert Kraft does not want the public to see the video evidence that led to the New England Patriots owner being charged with two counts of soliciting sex from a prostitute last month. But he would also essentially be admitting to the facts of the case: that he allegedly received sexual services at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Florida, on January 19 and 20.
Andrew Beaton of The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday that prosecutors made an offer to Kraft and other defendants charged in the case to have the charges dropped if they admit they would have been found guilty in a trail.
It is now unknown if Kraft or the other men will accept the deal.
Sources named in the Quinn report note that "the two sides were continuing to negotiate a deal and that Kraft had not rejected the (plea) deal outright". Kraft has plead not-guilty to both counts of misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution and indicated Wednesday he will not accept the plea deal offered by Florida prosecutors. As a result of the investigation, ten spas have officially been closed and several people, primarily owners and employees of the aforementioned spas, have been brought up on criminal charges related to those operations. The charges against Kraft do not directly link nor allege any involvement in sex or human trafficking, as both women he is accused of soliciting are licensed Florida massage therapists with valid driver's licenses.
Authorities set up hidden cameras at the spa and, Jupiter Police Detective Andrew Sharp said, there's video evidence of all of the suspects participating in the alleged sexual acts.
The 77-year-old will be arraigned on March 28.