Patriots owner Robert Kraft formally charged with paying for sex at day spa

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is being formally charged with paying for sex at a day spa in Jupiter, Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg confirmed Monday.

Kraft, 77, will be charged with two counts of soliciting prostitution, both first-degree misdemeanors.

If found guilty, Kraft and 24 other men caught up in the Jupiter police sting could face one year in jail, a $5,000 fine and 100 hours of mandatory community service that includes a class on the negative impact of prostitution and human trafficking.

The charges come amid a multi-agency crackdown on human trafficking involving 10 massages parlor from Jupiter to Vero Beach, resulting in charges against hundreds of people. But Kraft, a billionaire who lives in Massachusetts and has a home in Palm Beach, is likely the biggest fish caught up in the sting.

Despite his fame, Kraft will not get special treatment, Aronberg promised.

“Our office treats all defendants the same and no one gets any special justice in Palm Beach County,” he said.

Kraft visited the Orchids of Asia Day Spa off U.S. 1 on Jan. 19 and again on Jan. 20, police records show. Both visits were captured by hidden cameras set up as part of the law enforcement investigation.