COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - A doctor faces assault charges for what he’s accused of doing to an 11-year-old boy in his care, police said.
David Randolph, 28, works as a Senior Pediatric Resident at the medical center in Columbia on Richland Medical Park Drive, according to his arrest report.
Randolph is accused of inappropriately touching an 11-year-old boy’s private parts while caring for the child from May 20 to 25, 2019.
His arrest report said investigators discovered Randolph was performing a daily genital exam on the patient, but the child’s condition did not require such treatment.
Randolph was arrested by the Columbia Police Department’s Special Victim Unit and charged with assault and battery, second degree.
He’s in custody at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center being held on a $50,000 bond.
Prisma Health Children’s Hospital–Midlands confirmed it employs Randolph.
In a press release, the hospital said the patient’s family brought the allegations to light. Hospital officials said they reported the accusations to police as soon as that happened, and soon after the hospital placed Randolph on administrative leave.
“We are saddened to hear of this allegation in a place of healing," Jay Hamm, chief operating executive, Prisma Health Richland Hospital, said. "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.”