Prosecutors have offered plea deals to New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and several other men charged in connection with a south Florida prostitution sting, according to multiple reports.
The Palm Beach State Attorney confirmed to The Associated Press that the deal, part of the standard diversion program for first-time offenders, was offered to Kraft and 24 other men. Under the terms of the agreement, the men would be required to perform 100 hours of community service, attend a class on the dangers of prostitution and pay $5,000 per count against them, the AP reported.
In exchange, prosecutors would drop charges of misdemeanor soliciting prostitution against the men.
Kraft, 77, was charged last month following a series of raids on massage parlors on Florida's east coast. Authorities said Kraft visited Jupiter's Orchids of Asia Day Spa twice in January, where authorities said he was videotaped in a sex act.
He was charged with two counts of soliciting another to commit prostitution, a misdemeanor. Kraft has denied the allegation.
About 300 men have been charged and 10 massage parlors closed in multiple counties between Palm Beach and Orlando as part of a crackdown on illicit massage parlors and human trafficking. Several operators and employees have also been charged.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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