Alleged 24th St. Rapist Back in Court for Pretrial

Frederick Dozier Jr., who allegedly sexually assaulted three women on 24th Street last year, was back in court today to hear the schedule for his upcoming courtroom trial.

Dozier, 32, is charged with 26 felony counts for the three assaults along the 24th Street corridor. The trial is expected to last from three to four weeks in November.

The Hon. Anne-Christine Massullo decided that jury selection would occur Oct. 22, with a screening questionnaire given to potential jurors the week before to help speed the selection process.

Dozier’s public defender, Greg Goldman, told the court that Dozier would accept 20 years in prison with a plea bargain. Goldman acknowledged that Assistant District Attorney Marshall Khine, who is prosecuting the case, would not accept the offer.

Dozier was arrested by San Francisco police on Jan. 6. He pleaded not guilty at his Jan. 13 arraignment and is being held without bail. He faces a life sentence if found guilty of charges that include attempted murder, kidnapping, attempted rape, robbery and forcible oral copulation.

The first attack Dozier is accused in occurred at 2:50 a.m. on June 17 on 24th Street and South Van Ness Avenue. Dozier allegedly grabbed the victim and put his hand over her mouth, telling her not to scream, then dragged her to a nearby driveway and sexually assaulted and robbed her before running away.

At 4 a.m. on Nov. 18, on 24th and Potrero streets, Dozier allegedly grabbed, choked and punched another victim, robbing her and twisting her neck. He is also accused of hitting her with a blunt object before fleeing.

The final assault was on Dec. 8 at 6:20 a.m., on 24th and Fair Oaks streets. Dozier allegedly approached a woman and choked her unconscious after she tried to get away. The victim allegedly awoke to find Dozier sexually assaulting her. He is accused of punching her, pushing her face against the concrete sidewalk and running away with her purse.

According to a Jan. 9 report by Mission Local, Dozier was a San Francisco school district employee, working part-time in student nutrition services.

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