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Trial set for school molestation suspect
March 09, 2013, 05:00 AM By Michelle Durand Daily Journal Staff

The man accused of molesting and snatching a 9-year-old girl from a San Mateo school last fall and trying to photograph four young female students using the bathroom on a Daly City campus will stand trial in July on charges that could send him to prison for life.

Bradley Mrozek, 25, pleaded not guilty Friday in Superior Court to charges of committing a sexual act with a child under 10, kidnapping, assault and trespassing on school grounds in the original case plus felony charges of burglary and attempted possession of child pornography and four misdemeanor counts each of child annoyance and disorderly conduct involving loitering at a rest room in the Daly City incident. He is also charged with child annoyance and offering alcohol to a minor for allegedly harassing four preteens the same day prosecutors say he took the girl from Parkside Elementary School in San Mateo.

After entering his plea, Mrozek was scheduled for jury trial July 29.

Mrozek previously waived a preliminary hearing on the 19 charges and headed straight to Superior Court.

Prosecutors say Mrozek groped the girl and covered her mouth with his hand before carting her off campus just before 2:45 p.m. Sept. 21. A short distance away, the girl escaped by kicking her attacker and 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 incident in which four 9-year-old girls reported seeing a flash from under the bathroom stall as they used the facilities. The girls fetched a teacher who tried forcing the man from the stall. He finally ran from the bathroom and fled.

Mrozek faces 25 years to life on two fronts -- one for kidnapping to commit a sexual assault and the other committing a sexual act with a child under age 10, said District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.

Mrozek remains in custody without bail.

(650) 344-5200 ext. 102.

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