Notebook with passwords subject of hearing for man accused of sexual assault


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

Douglas Skoczek, 67, 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, one 17 and one child under twelve.

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

One was resolved, namely the defense request to obtain video footage
capture the interaction between the accused and an alleged victim twice.

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

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

Notebooks contain account passwords, including financial accounts and other online accounts.

A Cape Coral police detective said it was a concern, “due to ongoing criminal investigation on other platforms, there may be passwords that we all know are belong to these.We are concerned that these may be deleted…access.

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

Skoczek’s attorney said his final concern was with the prison mail.

The judge denied the motion and said if it was an ongoing issue, they should have a hearing with whoever was handling it at Lee County Jail.

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Jessica C. Bell