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Council upholds suspension of Folly Beach cop

Officer Ron Avallone is still suspended. Officer Ron Avallone is still suspended.

Folly Beach City Council voted Tuesday night to uphold the suspension of a public safety officer.

The council voted six to one to turn down the recommendation of a committee picked to investigate Officer Ron Avallone's suspension. Last month that committee ruled Avallone should not have been suspended.

The officer was accused of mishandling a call by failing to arrest a suspect police say sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl on the beach.

According to Folly Beach Public Safety, just a few hours after that incident, the suspect assaulted a woman at an apartment complex on Folly Road.

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