Shen Mingbi ( Jupiter, Fla Police Dept)
JUPITER, Fla (WBZ NewsRadio) — A woman accused of giving patriots owner Robert Kraft more than a massage has been charged with prostitution Tuesday.
Shen Mingbi was arrested on several prostitution charges in Jupiter, Florida as part of the criminal case against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and two dozen other men charged with soliciting sex from the Orchids of Asia Day Spa.
Police said she was one of the women who gave Kraft a massage on January 19.
Kraft has been fighting the release of a videotape which purports to show the illegal activity.
There's also a civil lawsuit that accused the police of making an illegal recording.
Police say Kraft, 77, first visited two days after the cameras were installed and again the next morning. His second visit came shortly before he flew to Kansas City, where he saw his team defeat the Chiefs in the AFC Championship game.
Investigators say they videotaped Kraft engaging in sex acts during both visits and then handing over cash. Kraft, who is worth $6 billion, handed over a $100 bill and another bill after one visit, records show, and an undetermined amount during the other. Two weeks later, the Patriots won the Super Bowl, their sixth under his ownership.
Kraft was charged in late February and has pleaded not guilty, but has apologized for his actions.
At a news conference announcing the charges against Kraft and other Orchids of Asia customers, Aronberg said such massage parlors are often fronts for human trafficking where women are “forced to live and work in a sweatshop or a brothel performing sex acts for strangers.” Prosecutors recently acknowledged in court that they have no evidence that any Orchids of Asia employee is a victim of sex trafficking.
The Associated Press contributed to this report