Dorchester County grand jury indicts admitted molester Louis Skip ReVille on 15 new charges
A Dorchester County grand jury today indicted admitted child molester Louis “Skip” ReVille on 15 counts of sexually abusing young boys.
The charges stem from allegations involving eight victims, some of whom were students at Pinewood Preparatory School in Summerville, where ReVille was a coach and teacher, 1st Circuit Solicitor David Pascoe said.
The victims were between 10 and 17 years old at the time of the incidents, which reportedly occurred between 2002 and 2008, Pascoe said.
With the indictments, ReVille’s tally of alleged victims rose to 23 young men.
Pascoe said he is not aware of any additional victims, but that could change as the investigation progresses.
Pascoe did not reveal specific details of the incidents in question.
He is charged with one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor, one count of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor, seven counts of criminal solicitation of a minor, four counts of committing a lewd act on a minor and two counts of disseminating pornography to minors, Pascoe said.
No court appearance has been set for ReVille on the new charges. He remains locked up in the Charleston County jail with bail set at more than $1 million.
ReVille is also facing 22 charges in Charleston County and 11 charges in Berkeley County. He has been jailed since his arrest in Mount Pleasant in October, and his attorney has said he is cooperating with police investigating his crimes.
Two former Pinewood students have sued their alma mater, accusing the elite private school of failing to protect them from ReVille’s advances. The suits accuse the school and its former headmaster, Glyn Cowlishaw, of working to cover up ReVille’s penchant for young boys.
Pinewood and Cowlishaw have strongly denied those charges.
Pascoe said the State Law Enforcement Division is still investigating to determine whether Pinewood officials breached any laws requiring educators to report suspected abuse. “That part is ongoing,” he said. “We are still looking into the allegations against Pinewood Prep.”
ReVille, a Citadel graduate, had plenty of access to children over the years. In addition to his time at The Citadel and Pinewood Prep, he also coached at Bishop England High School, the Mount Pleasant Recreation Department, Moultrie Middle School, Velocity Sports Performance in Mount Pleasant and Rollings Middle School of the Arts in Summerville.
He also coached in a traveling basketball league, served as a foster parent to four children and was a youth-group leader at Eastbridge Presbyterian Church in Mount Pleasant.
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