A convicted sex offender who was sentenced last year to five years probation has been newly charged with sexually assaulting minors in two South Jersey counties, authorities said.
Scott Bicking, 54, of Paulsboro was charged Monday with sexual assault and endangering the welfare of child, according to the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office.
Bicking was being held in the Cumberland County Correctional Facility in Bridgeton after his Jan. 25 arrest by the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office. He was charged with the latest offenses out of Gloucester County while in jail and will remain there pending his first court appearance on the new charges, authorities said. Details of the newest charges have not been released.
Just 13 months ago, Bicking was sentenced to five years probation for similar crimes, according to NJ Advance Media.
In that case, Bicking pleaded guilty to criminal sexual contact charge involving a juvenile in the pro shop of a New Jersey ice skating rink that he co-owned in 2013.
Bicking previously served prison time in Delaware for similar crimes against minors at a skating rink in Newark, Delaware, according to NJ.com.
Acting GCPO Prosecutor Christine Hoffman and Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae, in a press statement, praised detectives from both offices "who worked tenaciously as a team across jurisdictional boundaries to pursue numerous investigative leads, leading to the charges against Bicking."
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