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Kraft Charges Reveal a Sordid World Thriving in Florida

  • Police investigate a broader human-trafficking operation
  • Mansions worth millions a drive away from massage parlor beds
New England Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Accused Of Soliciting Sex At Florida Day Spa
Photographer: Joe Raedle/Getty Images North America

The Orchids of Asia Day Spa was an open secret around southeast Florida, well known for blending the opulent with the sordid. Online reviews on a site called cited paid sex services in vulgar terms including “rub and tug.” Another on noted a “happy ending.”

It was here -- aside a nail salon and Outback Steakhouse in the town of Jupiter -- that the police say Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, was twice dropped off by a chauffeured vehicle. Worth $4.4 billion, he paid, the police say, between $59 and $79 for sex acts. An explicit police affidavit says the encounters didn’t include intercourse.