Baseball Coach Accused of Molesting Second Boy
According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, a Cooper City baseball coach is accused of molesting a second boy in his home. David Solomon, 47, faces two additional charges of lewd and lascivious molestation on a victim under 12 years old. He continues to be held in jail, without bond. According to the Sheriff’s Office arrest report, Solomon inappropriately touched the 11-year-old boy’s genitals and buttocks on May 2. Solomon was a baseball coach at the Optimist Club of Cooper City. His own son was on the team. When Solomon invited the child to his Cooper City home, it was under the pretense that his son would be there. But the boy nor his wife or daughter were at the home at the time.
At some point during the evening, Solomon told the boy to sleep alone in the guest room instead of in his son’s room. Before the boy fell asleep, Solomon came into the room and began scratching and rubbing the child’s back and moved toward his privates, according to the Sheriff’s office. The report said, Solomon slipped his hand beneath the boy’s clothing and rubbed his genitals. Authorities said that while driving him home, Solomon told the boy not to tell anyone. The boy told investigators that Solomon would act as if the two were playing a game during at least three molestation incidents.
Solomon was initially arrested on sex assault charges of another victim, also an 11-year-old boy. In that case, Solomon is accused of fondling and sexually assaulting the boy during a sleepover and during car rides. The sexual abuse with that child happened up to eight times. Florida Department of Law Enforcement records show that in 2000, Solomon had several molestation charges involving minors in Miami-Dade County dropped. He was formerly an elementary school teacher at Hialeah Gardens Elementary.
Sexual assault and abuse is a criminal matter first and foremost. However, dealing with these issues doesn’t begin and end in the courtroom. Those who suffer from sexual assault and abuse will have to deal with the aftermath for their entire lives. To cope, they will need to seek medical treatment for their injuries, physical, psychological and otherwise. No matter your gender, sexual orientation or age, you are at risk for suffering sexual abuse or assault. Often, victims of these heinous crimes don’t come forward, often due to the shock and shame associated with such incidents. But, they should, because those who perpetrate these crimes must be brought to justice.
If you’ve suffered from sexual assault or sexual abuse, know that you have recourse through the law to seek compensation for your pain and suffering, as well as for any ongoing medical expenses that are associated with dealing with the aftermath.