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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