A Greenville man has been arrested after allegedly assaulting a 13-year-old girl, Fox Carolina reported January 9.
Paul Matthew Cason, 25, has been charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor second-degree and criminal sexual conduct with a minor third-degree.
The incident occurred in November when Cason was working for American Services as a driver for the private security company. He was hired to transport the girl from the Greenville Hospital System to a Charleston hospital. American Services is used to transport non-emergency patients to and from area hospitals.
Cason had been employed with American Services for three years and had no type of misconduct on his record. Security personnel in South Carolina must undergo a yearly background check, and any violation would have been on record.
American Services spokesperson Billy Wilkins reported Cason was suspended when his company learned that the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) was investigating the driver. Wilkins reported that although there's nothing in their policy that would prohibit a male driver from escorting a female patient, Cason was suspended because of a zero-tolerance policy. The company has terminated his employment.
The vehicle where the misconduct allegedly took place would have been a sedan with a partition much like those used in law enforcement vehicles. Which means Cason would have had contact with the patient, therefore violating company policy that prohibits contact with the patient.
The two week investigation by SLED resulted in warrants being signed in Greenville County. American Services is reviewing their policy of allowing adult males to transport underage patients.