Prosecutors offer to drop solicitation charges against Robert Kraft

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Kraft is accused of visiting Orchids of Asia Day Spa in the Palm Beach County community of Jupiter on two separate occasions to solicit sex and was charged with two counts of soliciting prostitution.

Florida prosecutors are offering to drop their charges against him for allegedly paying for sex at a South Florida massage parlor, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The Wall Street Journal says the men must also review the evidence against them and admit they would have been found guilty if their cases went to trial.

Criminal defense attorneys said that typically, pretrial diversion requires that defendants write an apology or write a letter of admission of guilt and pay fines.

It remains unclear if Kraft or others would accept the deal. He has denied all wrongdoing in connection with these charges, and has pleaded not guilty.

However, the reported offer comes with a catch: The men must admit they would have been found guilty had their cases gone to trial.

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According to Beaton, the proposed agreement would be for Kraft and the other men charged with soliciting prostitution.

Police said they have video of Hua Zhang's employees performing various sex acts with two dozen customers. Numerous women are originally from China, were forced to live in the spas and were not allowed to leave without an escort, according to investigators.

According to court records, Kraft, 77, allegedly paid for a sexual encounter at a Jupiter, Fla., spa on January 20, just hours before his team won the AFC Championship game.

Hours later, Kraft was in Kansas City for a playoff game. A spokesman for the New England Patriots did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

If Kraft accepted the deal and charges are dropped, he could still be punished by the National Football League under the personal conduct policy.

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