FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - A former Cooper City baseball coach has pleaded guilty, Wednesday, to charges that he molested two boys on his Little League baseball team.
According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, two years ago, David Solomon was 48 years old when he molested two 11-year-old boys on the Little League baseball team he coached, the Cooper City Optimist baseball team.
BSO said the sexual assaults occurred during sleepovers at Solomon’s house and during car rides.
Solomon was held on bond for two years until, Wednesday, when he was scheduled to go to trial.
Instead, he and his team accepted a plea deal.
The deal consists of 12 years imprisonment and 10 years probation.
He could have faced life in prison if he had been connected to the child molestation charges.
However, should he violate the terms of his probation, he will be placed behind bars for life.
One of the victims’ parents spoke in court while Solomon was present. “That’s an 11-year-old boy,” said the unnamed parent. “Now he’s 13, and who knows how long, because of you he must suffer for the rest of his life. Shame on you. May God have mercy on your soul because where you’re going, nobody else will.”
In 2000, Solomon faced several molestation charges in Miami-Dade County involving minors, but those charges were dropped.
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