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Patriots mascot arrested in sex sting

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP)

A man who acts as a mascot for the New England Patriots is among 14 people who have been arrested for prostitution-related crimes in Rhode Island since a new law went into effect that banned indoor prostitution. The bill signed into law in November made prostitution a misdemeanor crime regardless of where it occurs. Previously, indoor prostitution was allowed because of a legal loophole. State Police say Robert Sormanti of Warwick was among those arrested in an undercover sting at a hotel. The Providence Journal reports Sormanti is among the team's mascots. The Patriots said in a statement that multiple people wear the mascot costume and that the "individual in question" has been suspended. A phone message left at Sormanti's home Friday evening was not immediately returned.
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