In September, we learned that David Thomas Randolph, a senior pediatric resident at Prisma Health Children’s Hospital, had been arrested for sexually abusing an 11-year-old patient.
He is not the only victim. S. Randall “Randy” Hood, partner at McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC, is representing a North Carolina family in a lawsuit alleging that Randolph molested their son in 2014 and 2015. At the time, Randolph was a student at UNC Chapel Hill, and had been hired as an overnight babysitter.
“David Randolph would crawl into [the child’s] bed and try to touch him and grope him,” Mr. Hood told Allison Latos of WSCO TV. The family filed a police report with the Carrboro police in 2015, but no charges were filed.
In the lawsuit, the mother of the second victim claims she tried to warn the hospital officials in 2018, after she discovered Randolph was working for Prisma. Per WSOC, “The hospital’s attorney responded saying officials would ‘follow up with an appropriate investigation.’ It’s not clear what came of the hospital investigation, but Randolph’s recent arrest involving a patient happened 15 months later.”
At this time, Randolph is no longer employed by Prisma, but his license to practice has not been suspended or revoked.
Doctor at Prisma Health Children’s Hospital Arrested for Repeatedly Sexually Abusing an 11-Year-Old Patient
Columbia police have arrested David Thomas Randolph, a senior pediatric resident at Prisma Health Children’s Hospital, who stands accused of sexually abusing an 11-year-old boy every day from May 20 through May 25, 2019. He has been charged with Assault and Battery – Second Degree, and was released on a $50,000 bond.
Per the Columbia Police Department’s press release, “During the investigation by the Columbia Police Department’s Special Victims Unit (SVU), it was discovered that the child’s medical condition does not require protocol for a doctor or member of the medical staff to perform a daily genital examination.”
The State reports that Randolph is on administrative leave, and that once the victim’s parents informed the hospital of the abuse, the hospital immediately contacted the police. Prisma Health Richland Hospital chief operating executive Jay Hamm issued the following statement: “We are saddened to hear of this allegation in a place of healing. Our first concern is ensuring our patients, visitors, team members, and guests are in the safest environment while they receive and provide quality health care.”
McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC will be following this story closely as it progresses. As attorneys who represent victims of sexual abuse, assault, and molestation, we know that the family has an emotionally challenging and difficult road ahead of them in their quest for justice.
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