A Columbia Heights man has been charged with prostituting an underage girl at a Roseville hotel. The case against Samuel Cozart, 34, came to light when he allegedly asked another man at the Days Inn on Cleveland Avenue where he might buy a fake ID for a year-old girl staying with him.
The manager, in turn, found out Cozart had put on backs.
He denied being involved in prostitution, as did the girl. The girl also gave a bogus birthdate that would have made her an adult.
A female lieutenant with the Roseville Police Department interviewed the girl at the station. The girl admitted she sold sex for Cozart and gave him a cut of her earnings. Receipts from the hotel showed that Cozart had rented rooms there Dec. The girl told police that Cozart had prostituted her in rooms there.
He said he would not prosecute the girl. That decision is in accordance with his pledge, announced last February, to treat teenage prostitutes not as delinquents but as victims in need of services. The other county attorneys in the Twin Cities area also took part in that pledge.
By Emily Gurnon Pioneer Press. Cozart apparently did not know that the other man was the boyfriend of a hotel employee.
The complaint gives the following details: The manager called police, who found Cozart in Room on Tuesday with a year-old girl. Cozart refused to talk further to police after his arrest. Cozart planned to drive her there in his gray Chryslershe said.
She then broke down and cried. Emily Gurnon can be reached at More in News. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by.