Frederick A. Dozier: Police Release Photo of Accused Mission District Rapist

Chrissy Lee Polis speaks

Mission District residents can take some comfort in knowing that the cops have caught a suspect who they believe is responsible for three brutal sexual assaults over the last six months, police said.

On Friday, police said they arrested 32-year-old Federick Dozier after a tip led them to the Bernal Dwellings Housing Projects, where Dozier was taken into custody shortly before 5 p.m. He faces multiple charges, including felony sexual assault, robbery, and kidnapping.

In addition to the two recent high-profile rapes along the 24th Street corridor, police say DNA evidence linked Dozier to another sexual assault over the summer, where he allegedly attacked a woman in her 30s at about 3 a.m. near South Van Ness and 24th Street.

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