March 20, 2013
Jefferson City, Mo. – Attorney General Chris Koster said today that a St. Louis County jury has found Carl Allen Cozart, 58, to be a sexually violent predator. Cozart has been committed to the Sex Offender Rehabilitation and Treatment Service in Farmington. Prior to his commitment at Farmington, Cozart served prison time in Missouri for the forcible rape and sodomy of a 32-year-old woman. Cozart had also been convicted of sexually abusing two girls, aged 12 and 7, in Oklahoma.
“It is critical that we keep those who could commit further violent sexual acts off the streets and away from those they could harm,” Koster said. “It is important for individuals who are deemed sexually violent predators to get the help they need while the community is protected.”
Those committed by the court as sexually violent predators go into the custody of the Missouri Department of Mental Health. They have the right to have their cases reviewed annually to determine if their condition has changed such that they no longer pose such a high risk of re-offense that further care and treatment is necessary.
Currently, 195 sexually violent predators have been committed in Missouri. This is the 4th commitment this year. Sexually Violent Predator commitments are handled by the Public Safety Division in Koster’s office.