By Daily Republic Staff
A free forum on Commercially Sexually Exploited Children will take place from 5 to 7:30 p.m. May 9 at the Solano County Events Center.
The county Office of Education is hosting the event, which will feature a number of panelists who will speak on various aspects of what officials say has become a bigger problem in the state and could become one in Solano County.
“Protecting our children is of utmost priority. The issue of preventing the sexual exploitation of children is so important to our community and the world beyond. To combat this terrible crime, we must learn as much as we can about it and acquire the necessary tools to recognize and stop it,” Solano County Superintendent of Schools Lisette Estrella‐Henderson said in a statement announcing the forum. “I hope our county’s citizens will take advantage of this free community forum so we can all do our part to safeguard our children’s innocence.”