Notebook with passwords topic of hearing for man accused of sexual battery

Reporter: Emma Heaton
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Douglas Edward Skoczek.

A Cape Coral man charged with seven counts of sexual battery of a minor and one count of sexual battery and kidnapping was in court Monday for a discovery hearing.

67-year-old Douglas Skoczek was arrested in December for what detectives call a brutal attack on a 30-year-old woman he met on a dating app.

Detectives say there are four victims, so far. Two adult women, a 17-year-old and a child under twelve.

During the hearing, Skoczek’s attorney presented three issues to the judge.

One was resolved, which was the request of the defense to obtain video footage
capturing the interaction between the defendant and an alleged victim on two separate occasions.

Skoczek’s attorney said he signed a stipulation for that. The other two issues were motions.

It revolved around two notebooks that are in law enforcement possession after a search warrant at Skoczek’s home.

The notebooks contain account passwords, including financial and other online accounts.

A Cape Coral police detective said it was a concern, “because of the ongoing criminal investigation into other platforms, there may be passwords in there that we all know belong to those. We’re concerned that those can be deleted… access.

The judge asked the detective, state, and defense to get together and resolve the notebook issue at the Cape Coral Police Department.

Skoczek’s attorney said his last concern was over jail mail.

The judge denied the motion and said if it is a continued problem, they need to have a hearing with whoever handles that over at the Lee County Jail.

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