dozier.1.8.jpgSan Francisco police have identified Frederick A. Dosier Dozier* as the 32-year-old San Francisco man arrested Friday in connection with three sexual assaults in the city’s Mission District.

According to SFPD, his name was witheld until Saturday evening due to “pending identification matters.”

According to a press release from SFPD sent Friday, Dozier is suspected of a June 17, 2011, attack in which a female victim who had been walking on South Van Ness between 24th and 25th Street was “dragged approximately 60 feet to an area between a vehicle and a residence,” where she was sexually assaulted and robbed.

Dozier is also suspected of a second attack on which occurred on November 18, 2011, where Dosier allegedly followed a female victim down 24th Street from South Van Ness Avenue to Potrero Avenue before allegedly grabbing her and taking her to another location nearby, where he allegedly choked, punched, slapped and sexually assaulted the victim before fleeing on foot.

The third beating and sexual assault Dozier is accused of occurred on December 8, 2011 near 24th Street and Fair Oaks.

After a December community meeting, SFPD released video of a man they said was the suspect in the assaults. SFPD also promised a $25,000 reward for information leading to the capture and conviction of the person responsible.

With the help of a call to the department’s anonymous tip line, investigators from the SFPD’s Special Victims Unit were able to identify the Dozier and link him to physical evidence found at the scene of the assaults, according to police.

San Francisco police say members of the Special Victims Unit and Mission Police Station arrested Dozier at Cesar Chavez and Treat Street at 4:30 Friday afternoon.

Dozier faces charges including attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, false imprisonment, three counts of robbery, six counts of sexual penetration, lewd or lascivious acts, two counts of assault with intent to commit rape, battery, kidnapping and rape, police said Saturday.

*SFPD initially spelled the suspect’s last name “Dosier,” they sent a correction to this spelling on Monday morning.

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