Coconut Creek Police report they have arrested a preschool music teacher
for allegedly sexually molesting two young girls at his place of employment.
On Wednesday, Discovery Pre-School Center spokeswoman Bridget Perry, did
confirm to the Orlando Sentinel that an employee, Olakunie Omomowo, had
been placed on administrative leave and also said the school was assisting
him with legal fees for his defense, which is paid from an insurance policy
provided by the school. Although Omomowo has been fired from his job at
the preschool, Perry said, “The (legal) representation that the
employee can access through the insurance policy does not end because
the employee was terminated.”
Omomowo, who taught music, instruments and dance at Discovery, has been
accused of molesting two young girls at the school. In the first arrest
affidavit, one child told her mother, “You tickle me like Mr. Ola
– the abbreviated name students used for Omomowo – tickles
In March, another student told her mother that, “Mr. Ola rubs my
back and arms at nap time and plays a tickle game.” This child,
at a sexual assault treatment center in May, told investigators how the
suspect hurt her and other children by touching them under their clothing.
Whether or not children of the ages of four and five can accurately remember
incidents of this nature and determine fact from fiction is one concern
of Omomowo’s defense team.
Coconut Police report the defendant is being held without bond on two counts
of lewd and lascivious molestation on a child under twelve. Should Mr.
Omomowo be convicted of these charges, he could face life in prison.
When facing charges of child molestation, you may be looking at the possibility
of either an extended jail term or life in prison. It is extremely important
to seek the services of a Florida criminal defense attorney who has experience
in defending against sex crime charges to fight for your rights and protect