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Cooper City parents meet in response to molestation allegations against coach

Cooper City parents meet in response to molestation allegations against coach

Hundreds of parents filed into Cooper City High on Thursday night to talk about sex abuse in their community following allegations against a baseball coach involving two boys. David Solomon, a former coach with the Optimist Club of Cooper City, has been charged with several sex crimes involving those minors. In response to the allegations, city officials invited Lauren Book, a survivor of child sex abuse and an advocate for awareness and prevention, to begin the conversation. Patty Gonzalez, whose 11-year-old son is part of the club, said bringing awareness was a "good start," but she expected city leaders to also take the stage and answer questions about criminal background...

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