Kraft Case Typifies Reluctance To Hold Clients of Sex Workers Accountable

Ed. Note: Charges dropped on Sept. 24.

So it looks like Robert K. Kraft, the billionaire owner of the New England Patriots, will beat charges of soliciting prostitution in Jupiter, FL.


A ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Florida effectively continues a long tradition of holding prostitutes (mainly females) – and not johns (mainly males) – responsible for violating state prostitution laws.

A three-judge appellate panel upheld the lower court’s suppression of videotape evidence in Kraft’s case, which likely will require prosecutors to drop the case.Police installed videotape surveillance equipment at Orchids of Asia Day Spa, a brothel advertising massage services,  and videotaped Kraft on two occasions in February 2019 allegedly procuring illegal sexual activity.  He was charged with two misdemeanor counts of soliciting prostitution.

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