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Sexual assault suspect pleads not guilty as additional charges announced

Posted at 8:33 AM, Jan 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-19 10:49:09-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. — A Cape Coral man has pleaded not guilty in a Lee County court to multiple charges including sexual assault, kidnapping and human trafficking.

Police arrested Douglas Skoczek back in December, just one week after he bonded out of jail on sexual assault charges. Wednesday, police said additional sexual battery charges were levied against Skoczek while he was still in jail, one involving a victim over 18 years of age, and the other a victim under 12.

Investigators say he met his victims on a dating app. They believe there are more victims.

He's scheduled to be back in court next month.