COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- A mother says she's afraid that a Collier man accused of molesting her son has targeted other teenagers.
Jacob Bickel was arrested for meeting up with a 15-year-old boy for sex. The mom is concerned because Bickel was arrested just months ago in another child sex sting.
The teenager's mother exclusively told WINK News she's afraid Bickel is a threat. He was arrested at his Golden Gate Estates home on Tuesday. It's the second time he's accused of going after a younger teenager for sex.
In Bickel's latest arrest, he's accused of molesting a 15-year-old boy in Sarasota County. According to a police report, Bickel met the teen after exchanging naked pictures on a social media site called Kik.
It took months to make an arrest, but police were able to identify Bickel using a Skype account.
This is not Bickel's first run-in with the law. He was busted in June during an undercover child sex sting in Polk County. Deputies there say Bickel thought he was meeting up with a 13-year-old boy.
In an exclusive statement to WINK News, the victim's mother said, "Our family has a small sense of peace, knowing that Jacob Bickel has been arrested and can't harm anyone while he is in jail. My hope is that, if there are more victims, they will come forward, and that parents will talk with their children about what is on their phones, iPods and computers is not always safe and private."
Bickel's bond was set at $15,000.