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24th street rapist sentenced to 370 years to life
SAN FRANCISCO -- A man convicted of a series of brutal sexual assaults along San Francisco's 24th Street corridor last year was sentenced today in San Francisco Superior Court to 370 years to life in prison.
Frederick Dozier, 33, was convicted of 25 of 26 charges he faced for attacks on three women between June and December 2011. A jury acquitted him of attempting to murder one victim, but found him guilty of kidnapping, robbing and sexually assaulting all three.
The sentence, read today, drew gasps and exclamations from members of Dozier's family in the courtroom. In addition to the lengthy sentence, Judge Anne-Christine Massullo ordered Dozier to pay $250,000 in restitution and fines.
In each case, Dozier attacked the victim from behind during the early morning hours and pulled her to a secluded area where he sexually assaulted and robbed her.
Each of the victims testified during the trial, which started last month. Prosecutors showed jurors graphic photos of their injuries as well as taped interviews with police inspectors in which Dozier admitted to the crimes.
Massullo said Dozier showed no remorse for his crimes, blaming them on drugs, and decried the viciousness of the attacks.
She described the victims as "brave women," and noted that they were attacked from behind and severely injured. At least one woman was beaten unconscious, and another injured so severely the cartilage in her nose was visible, Massullo said.
"You choked her so hard she didn't have a speck of white in her eyes," Massullo said to Dozier as she described one of the attacks. "She never had a chance to get away.
Dozier was employed as a part-time nutrition services worker with San Francisco Unified School District and also worked for Green Streets, a janitorial services company that operates at low-income housing complexes.
"See y'all," a dazed-looking Dozier said to the courtroom as he was escorted away by deputies.
District Attorney George Gascon said after the sentencing that the women who testified were "heroines, every one of them."
"I think justice was served," Gascon said. "I think this individual was a monster."
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