REDWOOD CITY - A hearing was continued in San Mateo County Superior Court today for a man accused of child molestation in two separate school-related incidents on the Peninsula.
Bradley Mrozek, 26, appeared in court for a hearing on a defense motion to withdraw his no contest pleas in the case, but Judge Craig Parsons postponed the hearing for a week in order to finish reading his material, District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.
Mrozek could also have been sentenced today, and that possibility remains for next week, according to Wagstaffe.
Prosecutors say Mrozek grabbed a 9-year-old girl in a San Mateo elementary school bathroom last year, and tried to take pictures of girls in a Daly City school bathroom in 2012.
In exchange for a sentence of 27 years and 4 months in prison, Mrozek pleaded no contest on Nov. 27, 2013, to one count of kidnapping, two counts of committing a lewd act on a child under the age of 14 and one count of attempted child pornography possession in connection with the crimes, which took place on the campuses of Parkside Elementary School in San Mateo,
and George Washington Elementary School in Daly City.
On Sept. 21, 2012, Mrozek allegedly walked into a Parkside Elementary bathroom and grabbed a 9-year-old student, covered her mouth with
his hand and dragged her off campus, according to the district attorney's office and San Mateo police.
The girl managed to escape by kicking Mrozek and throwing a rock at him, police said. She then ran back to school and reported the incident to
administrators, who immediately called police.
After Mrozek's arrest, investigators connected him to the Daly City case, in which he allegedly entered a school bathroom in March 2012 and tried to take photographs of four girls using the facilities, police said.
The girls reported the incident, but Mrozek ran off campus before he could be detained, police said.
Mrozek remains in San Mateo County Jail without bail.
His hearing was continued to March 10 at 10 a.m., also before Judge Craig Parsons in the Hall of Justice in Redwood City.
Wagstaffe said today he doesn't believe there's any basis for Mrozek's motion to withdraw his plea. Mrozek reportedly claimed his attorney didn't properly advise him.
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