Former Girl's Softball Coach Charged with Statutory Rape

A man who used to live in Denver, NC and was a girl's softball coach has now been charged with statutory rape. Frederick Solomita, 49, is in the Lincoln County Detention Center with a $20,000 secured bond.

The sheriff's office began investigating after the victim came forward. She told investigators about 5 years ago, when she was 13 and 14 years old, she had a sexual relationship with Solomita. The incidents happened in 2009 and 2010.

Solomita had since moved to Long Beach, New York. He turned himself in after a grand jury indicted him.