Child Advocate Attends Cooper City Town Hall in Wake of Coach Sex Abuse Allegations

Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Advocate

A renowned child advocate and sexual abuse prevention educator spoke with parents at a town hall meeting in the wake of several sexual abuse charges against a Cooper City youth baseball coach.

Lauren Book, the Plantation-based CEO of the Lauren’s Kids Foundation, discussed ways to spot and prevent abuse at Thursday night’s town hall at Cooper City High School.

The event was open to the public.

The meeting came as David Solomon, a baseball coach for the Cooper City Optimist league, remains behind bars on charges of lewd and lascivious molestation and sexual assault.

Authorities say two 11-year-old boys have accused the 47-year-old Solomon, their former baseball coach, of molesting them on multiple occasions.

Solomon’s attorney said he’s not guilty. The City of Cooper City and the Cooper City Optimists said Solomon passed comprehensive background checks, and added that he was removed from the volunteer coach roster.