I can't help but consider this episode from the perspective of the PEP officer:
* Man in bushes with young girl with underwear off *
Of course, in this case, there is a reasonable explanation.
But is it fair to slam the guy for confirming that by asking two innocuous questions - and then seeing how you (and your daughter) respond?
Its not as fun of a story, but couldn't one chalk this up to "guy doing his job."