Frederick A. Dozier Jr. will appear in court Monday for his preliminary hearing connected to three violent rapes that rocked the Mission District community last year.
Dozier, a former school district employee, was arrested in January and charged with 26 felony counts, including rape, robbery, and attempted murder. Police say he confessed to the rapes, and DNA evidence linked him to all three sexual assaults, which
occurred in the 24th Street corridor.
According to the District Attorney's Office, the first victim was attacked on June 17 at about 2:50 a.m. as the victim walked along 24th Street and South Van Ness. Dozier, who was allegedly wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black clothing, approached the victim from behind, grabbed her, and muffled her screams with his hand. Dozier allegedly ordered her not to scream as he dragged her to a nearby driveway and raped her.
Five months after police issued warnings of the rape, Dozier allegedly attacked again. On Nov. 18, 2011, at about 4 a.m. at 24th and Potrero streets, Dozier, dressed in black clothing, allegedly approached the victim and grabbed her. He choked and punched her when she refused his demands, and then raped and robbed her. This attack was particularly brutal, as Dozier is accused of twisting the woman's neck and hitting her with a blunt object before running off, according to the DA.
Dozier attacked another woman who was walking at 24th and Fair Oaks streets at 6:20 a.m. on Dec. 8. Wearing his signature black clothing, Dozier allegedly approached the victim and choked her while ordering her not to scream. As she struggled to get away, he choked her until she lost consciousness. The victim woke up to Dozier raping her, prosecutors said. He then punched her and slammed her face into the concrete sidewalk before taking her bag and running off.
The scene was so violent that authorities were called in to wash away the victim's blood from the sidewalk.