Patriots mascot arrested in RI sex sting
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
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
A phone message left at Sormanti’s home Friday evening was not