Florida Man Accused of Attacking Woman, Threatening to Send Compromising GoPro Videos to Her Phone Contacts

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Source: Lee County Sheriff's Office: MEGA

Aug. 23 2023, Published 11:02 a.m. ET

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A Florida man is accused of attacking a woman and a juvenile female a week apart after meeting the two separately on a dating app, police said.

Citing a police report, the Fort Myers News-Press reported that a 32-year-old woman told officers she came into contact with Douglas Edward Skoczek, 68, on the dating app The two exchanged texts for several days before meeting in person for coffee, police said. They then allegedly arranged to get together at Skoczek’s Cape Coral home around noon five days later.

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According to the report, the woman told police she initially consented to have sex with Skoczek the day of their date, and the pair disrobed in his bedroom, but she changed her mind. In response, the report states, Skoczek allegedly tied the woman’s hands with nylon rope before raping her multiple times, spitting on her, throwing her against a wall, filming her with a GoPro, and threatening to send the videos to her phone contacts.

The day after the incident, Cape Coral police arrested Skoczek on charges of sexual battery and false imprisonment, and he was released on $75,000 bond.

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Skoczek was taken into custody again after a second victim, a then 17-year-old high school student, came forward with allegedly a nearly identical story and claimed the suspect also tried to get her to recruit other minors, police said.

Officers served a search warrant on the suspect’s residence. He was arrested and booked into the Lee County Jail on a $170,000 for new charges, including seven counts of sexual battery of a minor, and one count of sexual battery and kidnapping. He was being held without bail on his original charges stemming from the case involving the 30-year-old woman.

Sckoczek pleaded guilty to human trafficking of a minor, sexual battery, and lewd or lascivious conduct of a minor. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison, followed by 10 years of probation, and must now register as a designated sexual predator, according to the Cape Coral Breeze.


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