Pediatric Resident at Local Hospital Charged in Assault Investigation

By August 8, 2019 Press Releases

Columbia Police Chief W.H. ‘Skip’ Holbrook announces the arrest of a 28-year-old pediatric resident who allegedly assaulted an 11-year-old boy who was under his care.

David Thomas Randolph (DOB: 2-8-1991) has been charged with Assault and Battery – Second Degree. From May 20-25, 2019, while at 7 Richland Medical Park Drive as a Senior Pediatric Resident, Randolph is accused of touching an 11-year-old male patient’s private parts.

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.

As part of the investigation, the child was also interviewed by pediatric specialists.

Randolph has been released from the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center (ASGDC) after a judge set a $50,000 bond.

All persons arrested/charged are presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty in a court of law.

Citizens with information regarding this incident or similar incidents should contact Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC or CPD’s main line at 803-545-3500 — Ask to speak to an investigator with the CPD Special Victims Unit.