Rochester man to appear in court on prostitution charge

(ABC 6 News) – On Jan. 24, Olmsted County Court denied Schulte’s defense’s motion to dismiss the case, as criminalization of prostitution does not constitute an invasion of privacy.

Schulte’s next court appearance had not been scheduled by Jan. 25.

(ABC 6 News) – A man is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday, Jan. 11, on a charge of engaging in prostitution.

Jan Joseph Schulte, 63, who is now listed as a Waukegan, IL resident, was arrested by Rochester police in 2021 after officers responded to a multi-family dwelling for a report that a woman had attempted to stab a man.

According to court documents, police claim that the female victim had fought with Andre Leon Franklin, 50, after Franklin allegedly “sold her body” to Schulte, their upstairs neighbor, for between $40 and $100.

According to court documents, Schulte told law enforcement that the victim “randomly” walked through his door and talked about having sex for money before intercourse.

Schulte told law enforcement he did not agree to give Franklin or the woman any money, according to court documents.

Schulte’s defense has moved to dismiss the trial, claiming the charges violated Schulte’s privacy.

The case has been listed as “under advisement” since Jan. 11.

According to court documents, the woman was connected with a victim services representative.

Franklin, the man alleged to have sold the woman’s services to Schulte, will appear in court on charges of promoting prostitution and engaging in sex trafficking in June of 2023.