THE RICH LOWRY COLUMN

Robert Kraft’s name will now long be associated with one of the most despicable scourges of modern life, and rightly so.

The New England Patriots owner is charged with soliciting prostitution at a Florida massage parlor busted as part of a sex-traffi cking ring. Kraft denies it, although the police in Jupiter, Florida, say they have video evidence.

The charges against him, and two other high-flying men from the fi nancial world, represent an important front in the fight against sex trafficking. Authorities should be doing everything they can to crack down on the supply of trafficked women -- via the networks that often import them to the U.S. and force them into prostitution -- but also exacting a price from the men who constitute the demand.

To their credit, authorities undertook a monthslong investigation of the Orchids of Asia spa, where strangely the only customers were male, and dozens of similar operations. They placed cameras inside and charged hundreds of men. (The agency that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other progressives want to abolish, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, assisted on the case.)

 

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