Frederick Dozier Jr., Mission Rapist, to Be Sentenced Today
It's the moment the Mission District community has been awaiting: the sentencing of Frederick Dozier Jr., the 31-year-old man convicted of attacking and violently raping three women last year.
Dozier, a former San Francisco school district employee, was convicted last month on 25 counts of kidnapping, robbing, and raping three women in the early morning hours near the 24th Street corridor. Police say he confessed to the rapes -- and DNA evidence linked him to all three sexual assaults. He was acquitted on attempted murder charges; however, prosecutors say Dozier is looking at life in prison. A judge will hand down his sentence today at 1:30 p.m.
"This is someone who does not belong on the streets," District Attorney George Gascón said after the jury reached its verdict. "Frankly, he's an animal."
On June 17, 2011, Dozier attacked his first victim near 24th Street and Van Ness Avenue about 2:50 a.m. According to prosecutors, he grabbed her, muffled her screams with his hands, and dragged her to a nearby driveway where he raped and robbed her.
He struck again on Nov. 18, at about 4 a.m. Dozier grabbed and choked his second victim, before punching her in the face when she refused to cooperate. After raping her, he twisted her neck and hit her with a blunt object before robbing her and running away.
On Dec. 8, 2011, Dozier assaulted his final victim near 24th and Fair Oaks dtreets at 6:20 a.m. Police say he ordered her not to scream and then choked her until she was unconscious. When the woman woke up, she found Dozier raping her. When he was done he punched her in the face, slammed her face into the concrete sidewalk, robbed her, and ran away.
Shocked by the savage crimes, the Mission community rallied around the victims, collecting donations to help the women. Anyone who wants to help can contact the Fair Oaks Community Coalition, or make their contributions directly to the following:
24th Street Survivor Fund
c/o Sterling Bank and Trust
3800 24th Street
San Francisco, Ca 94132