davidlanham20100326.jpgA child care music teacher from Central Florida, David Solomon Lanham, 29, has been arrested on allegations of child molesting at the facility where he taught.

Lanham was arrested in four counts of lewd and lascivious molestation, 12 counts of lewd and lascivious exhibition, one count of lewd and lascivious conduct and one count of child abuse after he turned himself in to authorities just this morning. He is now being held in the Marion County Jail.

According to Marion County sheriff’s deputies, Lanham committed at least 17 sex acts on a child or in front of a child which supposedly began in June 2009 and continued through March. He is a teacher at Royal Child Academy in Summerfield, Florida.

Witnesses have talked to deputies investigating the case and have given details concerning four of the victims whose ages range from 5 to 11 years old.

Authorities are asking anyone that has any information about David Solomon Lanham or any other incidents not reported involving him to please call Crime Stoppers at (352)368-7867 or call Marion County Sheriff’s Office Detective Miriam Diaz at (352)368-3515.

I can’t stress this enough, please don’t hesitate in calling if you know something more. If there is another child out there that has been sexually abused or abused in any manner by this man please call and report it. I know it is not easy to do especially if it is your own child but if there are more children out there that was at the hands of this monster they need as much evidence against him that they can find to assure he stays in jail.

We all as citizens of the United States of America need to stand up and start fighting back to save our children. If you know of any child anywhere getting molested or abused get help for them before it is too late PLEASE. Since they are too young to have a voice we have to be the voice for them.

I pray this man pays dearly for what he has done to these kids if indeed he is guilty. If he is proven guilty he should never see the light of day again. He was allowed to work at a child care facility to teach music to these children. I’d like to know just what kind of music he was teaching them. Just the thought of this makes me sick.

God bless all these children. May God put his hand on them and be with them and clear their minds of the horrible things they were put through so they may lead a normal life.

Jan Barrett

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