Family says it warned hospital of doctor accused of child sex crimes

Family says it warned hospital of doctor accused of child sex crimes

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Dr. David Randolph, of Concord, is accused of inappropriately touching a young boy in a hospital.

Randolph has trained in the Carolinas and is facing criminal charges in South Carolina.

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Randolph, who was a senior pediatric resident at Prisma Health Pediatric Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina, is accused of repeatedly assaulting an 11-year-old child who was in his care this year.

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The child’s medical condition does not require protocol for a doctor or member of the medical staff to perform a daily genital examination, according to police in Columbia.

Anchor Allison Latos learned parents of another family, who is living in North Carolina, claims he inappropriately touched their son.

That family’s lawsuit alleges that it hired Randolph, who was a UNC Chapel Hill medical student, as a babysitter.

The mother tried to warn hospital officials in South Carolina before Randolph’s arrest, according to the lawsuit.

Rock Hill attorney Randy Hood filed the lawsuit that claims Randolph touched a different child in 2014 and 2015 when he was hired as an overnight babysitter.

“David Randolph would crawl into his bed and try to touch him and grope him,” Hood said.

Hood said his client filed a police report and when they found out Randolph was working at Prisma in 2018, the client tried to warn the hospital.

The client said, "I, in my heart, do not feel that David Randolph should be working with children in any capacity."

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.

Randolph's attorney, Eric Bland, told Latos that the doctor denies the allegations in the civil lawsuit and, "will zealously and vigorously defend against them and will preserve his reputation. He’s an excellent resident pediatric physician with impeccable credentials, and he welcomes going to court to vindicate himself.”

The family involved in this civil lawsuit filed a report with Carrboro police in 2015.

A captain told Latos there were no charges and the case is considered inactive.

Randolph's attorney also said the UNC campus police investigated the family's claims and did not file charges.

The South Carolina Medical Board’s website lists Randolph’s license as active.

Prisma officials said the doctor is no longer employed at the hospital.