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Police ID Suspect In Violent Sexual Assualts In San Francisco

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(CBS)

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A 32-year-old San Francisco man has been identified Saturday evening as the suspect in a string of violent sexual assaults in the Mission District.

Frederick A. Dosier was arrested Friday in connection with the three assaults, which took place in November and December.

With the help of a tip from the department’s anonymous tip line, investigators from the Police Department’s special victim’s unit were able to identify Dosier as a suspect and link him to physical evidence found at the sites of the assaults, according to police.

Dosier was detained at Cesar Chavez Street and Treat Avenue at around 4:30 p.m. He 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 today.

The first assault occurred on June 17 on South Van Ness Avenue near 24th Street. The victim was dragged 60 feet away, where she was sexually assaulted and robbed.

The second attack occurred on Nov. 18 along the Mission District’s 24th Street corridor. The third assault took place near 24th Street and Fair Oaks Street on Dec. 8, police said.

In each instance the female victims were violently attacked and robbed, police said.

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