Assistant principal fired after being charged with child molestation
MOUNT PLEASANT – Coastal Christian Preparatory School has fired upper school assistant principal Louis “Skip” ReVille, arrested Friday and charged with three counts of sexual battery and three counts of lewd acts with a minor.
“Of course, you’re always concerned when this kind of thing happens that there might be more (children) coming forward,” Dr. Brent Egan, Coastal Christian board chairman, said Monday. “At this point we don’t have any confirmation of problems with any of our students but there is always that potential.”
Affidavits filed Saturday state that ReVille gave a statement to police after his arrest admitting to the charges. There were three victims ages 13 to 15, records show. The Mount Pleasant Police Department was notified by the Lowcountry Children's Center, according to the police incident report, on Friday, Oct. 28
At least three other Mount Pleasant children have been interviewed by police investigating the case, parents of the children told the Post and Courier on Monday.
Egan met with Coastal Christian board members and teachers on Sunday, and school staff met with students Monday. A meeting with parents is scheduled for Monday night to include child abuse prevention experts from Darkness to Light.
Egan said Coastal Christian and the affiliated First Baptist Church do thorough background checks on job candidates, including ReVille before he was hired in November 2010.
“I think that represents one of the challenges for our entire community,” Egan said.
ReVille, 32, of Mount Pleasant is being held on bail in the Charleston County jail on bonds totaling $675,000. ReVille has been a tennis coach at Bishop England High School, a tennis pro at the Mount Pleasant Recreation Department, a travel league basketball coach, a coach at Velocity Sports Performance in Mount Pleasant and a Bible study leader.
“We are devastated by these charges. While the allegations occurred before his employment with us and, to our knowledge, do not involve any Coastal Christian Prep students, this is certainly not consistent with our mission,” Egan said.
ReVille attends Eastbridge Presbyterian Church on Highway 17 North. Church officials refused to comment when approached by a reporter Monday.