A man accused of trying to sell pink sugar perfumes to a girl has been found guilty of the crime.
Michael Kors was sentenced to three years in prison for the sale of the perfumes and three years of probation, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Illinois said in a statement.
The investigation began in July of 2018 when police were called to the home of a woman and her 13-year-old daughter.
Police said the girl had been using pink sugar to mask her acne and she had asked her mother for permission to buy pink sugar.
When she refused, the girl told her mother that it was pink sugar, according to the statement.
When Kors saw the girl, he pulled out pink sugar and offered to sell it, the statement said.
When the mother declined, he asked her if she wanted the pink sugar or the perfume.
The girl said she wanted pink sugar because it smells better than pink.
The mother said she did not want to pay $30, and he told her she could pay $15 if she would get her daughter to stop.
The girl’s mother told police she was concerned about her daughter’s welfare and asked Kors to leave the house.
Kors allegedly told her that he would give her $10 for pink sugar if she gave him $5.
The mother did not comply.
Kossett, a 39-year old father of four from suburban Chicago, was arrested after he drove Kors’ blue Nissan Pathfinder to a Walmart store and told the store manager that he was selling pink sugars.
He was later charged with felony theft, criminal possession of a firearm, criminal damage to property and failure to stop and render aid.
Kozinski, a 25-year resident of Chicago, is being held on $1 million bond.