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Man Charged in Attempted San Mateo Child Abduction Linked to Incident in Daly City

Bradley Mrozek allegedly tried to abduct a 9-year-old girl from a San Mateo elementary school last month.

A San Francisco man charged with abducting a 9-year-old girl from a bathroom at an elementary school in San Mateo last month has been charged with 10 additional felonies in connection with an incident that took place at a Daly City school earlier this year, the district attorney said.

Bradley Mrozek, 25, standing in red inmate clothes behind glass, appeared briefly in San Mateo County Superior Court Tuesday afternoon when the new charges were announced.

Mrozek has been identified as a man who allegedly entered a bathroom at George Washington Elementary School in March and tried to take pictures of girls using the facilities, District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.

The girls heard clicking noises coming from a stall and reported it to a teacher, Wagstaffe said. When the teacher entered the bathroom and ordered the person to come out, a male suspect ran out of the facility, Wagstaffe said.

Mrozek is already a suspect in a series of bizarre events that occurred at various elementary and middle schools in San Mateo on Sept. 21, according to the district attorney's office.

Mrozek allegedly trespassed on three different campuses, culminating with the abduction at Parkside Elementary School.

The suspect walked into the Parkside girl's bathroom and grabbed a nine-year-old student, covered her mouth with his hand, and carried her off campus, Wagstaffe said.

The girl was able to fight off her abductor by kicking him and throwing rocks, and she ran back to the school campus and immediately reported the incident.

Police responded and identified Mrozek as a possible suspect in two incidents that occurred at other schools earlier the same day, Wagstaffe said.

At Bayside STEM Academy -- a middle school in San Mateo -- Mrozek allegedly trespassed on campus and made contact with as many as four students, making lewd comments to two girls and offering alcohol to two boys, Wagstaffe said.

The suspect is also believed to have trespassed at Horrall Elementary School, where he was escorted off campus by an administrator. Mrozek was arrested on Sept. 22.

He now faces a total of 18 separate charges, including child molestation, kidnapping, child annoyance, attempting to possess child pornography and offering alcohol to a minor, Wagstaffe said.

He is due back in court on Oct. 10 to enter a plea.

— Bay City News

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