The city of Columbia has suspended a park ranger accused of fondling two teenage girls.
On September 18th, 65-year-old Edwin Vincent of Columbia was charged with second-degree assault and battery after two girls told police he ordered them to undress because he needed to perform breast exams to check for lumps and acne.
The State newspaper reports the alleged incident did not occur at a city park or while he was at work.
But when city officials learned of the arrest, Vincent was suspended with pay until the matter is adjudicated.
When Vincent was questioned at police headquarters, authorities say he admitted touching the girls.