The Florida spa raids were aimed at men, but women paid a far steeper price

Only 40 of the 246 men charged with solicitation after the raid of the Orchids of Asia spa (above) have accepted the legal consequences and begun community service and education programs. –Barry Chin/Globe Staff/File

At the Orchids of Asia Day Spa where Robert Kraft was charged with soliciting prostitution last February, 44-year-old masseuse Lei Chen was charged with offering to commit it.

Like the billionaire owner of the New England Patriots, Chen allegedly had been caught engaging in sex acts via surveillance cameras that police had secretly installed inside the Jupiter, Fla., spa. And both have been caught in the crosshairs of law enforcement ever since.

But the prices they have already paid could hardly differ more.


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