Charges: Man Prostituted 17-Year-Old

ST. PAUL (WCCO/AP) — A Columbia Heights man is accused of prostituting a minor, according to the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office.

Charges filed on Thursday allege 34-year-old Samuel Cozart was caught on Tuesday by the manager of a Roseville area hotel, who contacted police.

The manager told officers that they had checked Cozart’s name on the internet and found an escort service featuring the girl, who was later determined to be 17 years old.

According to the complaint, Cozart approached a man in the Days Inn Hotel in Roseville on Tuesday and asked where he could get fake identification for a girl staying with him.

Officers removed the girl and Cozart from the hotel room. Investigators found out that the girl was prostituting herself in exchange not only for money, but also meth, according to the charges.

  • CPT Awesome

    She might legally be a minor but she knew what she was doing, I say throw the book at her too, just like the Cobra Kai…no mercy

  • jean

    force in to prostituting , yes that right the boyfriend may have force her… she a victim….!

  • ForwardWiper

    This is a crime only because he tried to sell her, the age of consent is 16 in Minnesota, as long as you’re not in a position of power.

    • Easy fix

      I’d be kinda inclined to think he was in a position of power. He older, he big bro, he sets her up with the dope or in the very least gets her some cash to feed the beast.
      Hell – she needs help with treatment of some sorts (btw-WTH were the parents?), Cozart needs to die somehow in a cell and if there be a “john” involved who was caught cut his junk off too.
      And if she be a white ho —- sterilized as she is ruined. If she gets it together and wants kids someday – adopt

      • unsung

        Where were the parents?? They have had countless sleepless nights wondering if thier daughter is even alive. Her parents have begged for someone ANYONE help them, and no one would, not even the juvenile courts that she was already involved in. Her parents have tried everything in thier power to help her. Her parents love her with all they have

  • Kevin

    Oh aint diversity grand? Unless your a minor being sold…..then diversity sucks…..

  • Bill Janklow

    A black guy involved in prostitution? Are you sure? That just seems racist!

    • theonewhohurts

      i am the girl in this situation..

      • Dontavius

        So what do you look like? U want to work for me?

      • Steve

        Well if this is really you, I hope you’re doing better and are loved and supported by those in your life.

  • Mike the Marine

    Is anyone really shocked that the “pimp” is a brother? Thugging is all they know how to do.

  • steve

    Get off that Meth as fast as you can.

  • Clayton Parker

    Nothing to see here … Just a couple of Democrats doing what comes naturally.

  • theonewhohurts

    dontavius… i dont kno who you are but im in a locked treatment right now!!!! and why would you effin want a teen to work for you??

    • Steve

      If theonewhohurts is FECW, I hope you’re ok.

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