Stewartville man faces prostitution charge
A Stewartville man with a pending sexual assault case was charged by summons Monday with patronage of prostitution in a public place.
Michael Loren Rosolack's first appearance in Olmsted County District Court on the gross misdemeanor charge has been set for Feb. 24.
The case began Jan. 13, when a member of the Rochester police street crimes unit placed an advertisement in the escort section of Backpage.com, a website that contains a section for adult services. Members of the unit often monitor the site and place false ads to target people involved in prostitution, or respond to ads placed by others.
The phone number in the ad was linked to a phone an undercover officer was using. Rosolack, 54, allegedly called the number that morning to arrange to meet the "escort" at a Rochester business.
The undercover officer asked if Rosolack could pick up condoms, the complaint says, and told him the prices of her services. He responded with a text that said "perfect," the report says.
A few minutes later, Rosolack knocked on the door of the room and was arrested. Court documents reveal he had $160 in cash — $10 more than the most expensive price quoted — and a condom in his right front pocket.
Rosolack is awaiting trial on a January 2014 charge of second-degree criminal sexual conduct-victim under 13, a felony. He pleaded not guilty in May 2014.
The charge stems from an alleged incident in rural Olmsted County in June 2013. A woman reported to authorities that Rosolack had approached her daughter, who was reading in an outbuilding, and began to question her about her body, the report says.
The girl told investigators that Rosolack tried to put his hand in her pants and tried to tickle her. According to the complaint, Rosolack told the girl if she yelled, he'd hurt her. Rosolack stopped when the girl threatened to scream, the report says. When investigators spoke with him, he denied touching her sexually or doing anything to her.
In November, Rosolack was acquitted by a Fillmore County jury of two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct. Those charges stemmed from an alleged incident in August 2012 at Rosolack's residence, which is in Fillmore County. Two girls who were visiting the home claimed Rosolack touched them inappropriately.