Tag Archives: sexual violence

Holiday Shows, Dirt, Bubbles, y Más!

It’s official, holiday season is in full swing! The city is teeming with bubbles, baubles, bunnies and elves.  Check out the events listing below, as well as SFKids’ copious holiday events flyer and best bets of this week. Kids re-enact the first Thanksgiving on video, in a more accurate portrayal of race relations, warm fuzzies and all. Nancy López reports...

Trial Date Set for Suspect in Mission Sexual Assaults

Frederick Dozier Jr. will go on trial in San Francisco Superior Court on Sept. 25 for three Mission District sexual assaults. Dozier, 32, is charged with 26 felony counts for the three assaults, which occurred last year along the 24th Street corridor. The first attack occurred at 2:50 a.m. on June 17 on 24th Street and South Van Ness Avenue....

Trial Begins in Mission Sexual Assault Case

The trial of Frederick Dozier Jr., a former San Francisco School District employee charged with assaulting three women in a Mission District crime spree last year, began today with a display of gruesome photos and videotape evidence of the crimes. Assistant District Attorney Marshall Khine exhibited the evidence during an opening statement in which he described the offenses for jurors...

Testimony Continues in Dozier Trial

During the third day of the trial of Frederick Dozier Jr., a former San Francisco Unified School District employee accused of sexually assaulting three women in the Mission District last year, two officers testified about what they found when they arrived on the scene of the last attack, which took place around dawn on Dec. 8 at 24th and Fair...

Girlfriend Calls Dozier Her “Knight in Shining Armor”

The evidence portion of the trial of Frederick Dozier Jr. ended today with Tanisha Carthen, Dozier’s girlfriend of eight years, called to the stand to testify in his defense. Dozier, 32, is charged with sexually assaulting three women along the 24th Street corridor last year. Carthen was the last witness called by Greg Goldman, Dozier’s public defender. When asked to...

An Immigrant Woman’s Nightmare Journey Into Post-Traumatic Stress

Cristina often found herself wandering the streets of the Mission District for hours, without direction, contemplating suicide. “I just wanted to be alone,” she said — so much so that when she saw her son or husband looking for her, she would hide in the bushes. Doing that brought back memories of the year before, when she jumped into some...

Harassment on Muni and BART? Oh Yes

BART and Muni records of catcalling, groping, rape and other types of sexual harassment on stations and vehicles indicate that this public nuisance is rare. Only 12 incidents have been recorded in the past two years. BART’s numbers are even more impressive, with no incidents whatsoever in the Mission since 2012, and only 20 incidents in all of San Francisco....

Women Fed Up With Assaults, Fight Back, Speak Out

Two women were sexually assaulted this weekend, within two blocks and about an hour of one another. Their cases are exceptions in the narrative of sexual assault: Both women were accosted from behind by strangers with whom they had had no contact before. But more importantly, both women chose to speak out about their experience. Margot Kenney, the first of...

Sexual Battery Victims Frustrated At Police Response

After Margot Kenney was followed to her home and groped last year, she immediately called the police. And then, she waited. It took weeks, she said, to finally hear from the investigator assigned to her case. When he spoke with her, she offered suggestions of where to look for video footage. Weeks later, he still had not collected new footage or...

Sex Crimes Omitted in SF Reports to the Media

This is the second part of a two-part series exploring what happens after victims of sexual battery report an incident to police. You can read Part 1 here. Margot Kenney was followed to her home by a stranger and groped. The man fled when she shouted and fought back. Jennifer Tickes was snatched from a Mission street one morning last...

SF Mission’s Kink Cuts Ties with Performer Accused of Rape

Following allegations by three different adult performers accusing James Deen of sexual assault, one of which allegedly occurred at Mission-based porn producer Kink.com, the company decided this morning to end its professional relationship with the porn star. “We are ending our relationship with Deen – obviously, consent is key for us,” said Michael Stabile, a spokesperson for the fetish video studio, located inside of the the...