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School molestation sentencing delayed: Settlement, now in question, would mean 27 years prison
March 04, 2014, 05:00 AM By Michelle Durand Daily Journal

Bradley Mrozek

Sentencing was delayed a fourth time yesterday for the man accused of molesting and snatching a 9-year-old girl from a San Mateo elementary school restroom in 2012 and trying to photograph four young female students using the restroom on a Daly City campus.

Bradley James Mrozek, of San Francisco, is expected to receive 27 years and four months in prison under the terms of a negotiated settlement reached in November but the 26-year-old man now wants to withdraw his plea to one count of kidnapping, two counts of forcibly committing a lewd act on a child under 14 and one count of attempted child pornography possession. Mrozek will also register as a sex offender for life after sentencing.

On Monday, Judge Craig Parsons said he had not yet read the presentencing report and postponed the hearing until March 10. Prosecutors had asked that the matter only be delayed until the afternoon because the victim, her family and therapist were all present but was denied, according to District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.

The withdrawal hearing and possible sentencing was previously delayed in February due to the report not having been read.

Prosecutors say mid-day Sept. 21,2012, Mrozek trespassed onto the grounds of Parkside Elementary School in San Mateo and grabbed the girl on her way to the restroom. He groped the girl and covered her mouth with his hand before carting her off campus. A short distance away, the girl escaped by kicking her attacker and throwing a rock at him before running back to the school where she reported the incident, according to San Mateo police. Mrozek is also accused of offering vodka to two 12-year-old boys; verbally harassing two girls at Bayside STEM Academy; and was escorted off the Horrall Elementary School campus by a suspicious administrator. Both schools are in San Mateo.

After reading of Mrozek’s arrest, an official at George Washington Elementary School in Daly City contacted authorities about a March 2012 incident in which four 9-year-old girls reported seeing a flash from under the restroom stall as they used the facilities. The girls fetched a teacher who tried forcing the man from the stall. He finally ran from the restroom and fled.

Mrozek is in custody without bail.

Meanwhile, the family of the girl is suing Mrozek and the San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District for battery, sexual battery, child abuse, dangerous condition on public property, emotional distress and negligent supervision. Prior to the lawsuit, the school district denied a similar claim from the family.

michelle@smdailyjournal.com

(650) 344-5200 ext. 102

 

 

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