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Robert Kraft Facing First Degree Misdemeanor Charges, Could Face Up To A Year In Jail

Robert Kraft on the field.

ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 03: CEO of the New England Patriots Robert Kraft attends the Super Bowl LIII Pregame at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 3, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been charged with two separate counts of soliciting prostitution in Florida, according to state attorney Dave Aronberg. The charges are considered first-degree misdemeanors.

It was widely speculated this past Friday, when the news broke, that Kraft's charges could be second-degree misdemeanors. Obviously, the maximum penalties for a first-degree crime are more severe.

If Kraft is tried and convicted, he could face up to a year in prison, along with a fine, probation and 100 hours of community service. He may also have to take classes on human trafficking. Kraft has not been arrested yet.

Palm Beach County says that Kraft was at the Orchids of Asia Spa on both January 19 and January 20. The Patriots took on the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC title game on January 20.

Kraft's court date is set for April 24.

Details of Kraft's alleged encounters were released by the police department. Warning - they contain graphic content.

It's unclear whether the state will seek to actually put Kraft behind bars. You'd imagine he's going to have the best legal defense team money can buy.

Kraft is one of 25 men being charged after the sting. He is the only one facing two charges.