Florida man allegedly attacked woman, threatened to send GoPro videos he shot to her phone contacts, police say

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Source: Lee County Sheriff's Office: MEGA

Dec. 21 2021, Published 1:11 p.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.

On Dec. 4, the Fort Myers News-Press reported, citing a police report, a 30-year-old woman told officers she came into contact with Douglas Edward Skoczek, 66, on the dating app on Nov. 26. The two exchanged texts for several days before meeting in person on Nov. 29 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.

On Dec. 5, 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 on Dec. 13 after a second victim, a 17-year-old female, 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.

Public Affairs Officer Julie Green urged anyone who may be the victim of a similar attack to contact Cape Coral police detectives at (239) 574-3223

“If you are a victim, please understand that your identity as a victim will be kept confidential,” Green said.


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