FOLLY BEACH, SOUTH CAROLINA – A Folly Beach police officer who city officials say didn’t arrest a sexual assault suspect has been suspended.
According to authorities, Officer Ron Avallone was suspended after he let Fred Rogers leave the beach in June after a young girl and her family complained that Rogers fondled her.
Rogers was questioned, but allowed to go. Police say just a few hours later, Rogers assaulted a woman at an apartment complex on Folly Road.
City leaders argue that if Avallone had done a proper investigation, Rogers would have been arrested and the woman would not have been assaulted.