Molester ReVille begins serving 50-year sentence in state prison
Child molester Louis “Skip” ReVille is now in state custody and has begun serving his 50-year prison sentence for sexually abusing 23 boys in the Charleston area.
ReVille, 32, is housed at Kirkland Correctional Institution in Columbia, where he will be evaluated for at least the next 30 days before receiving a more permanent prison assignment, authorities said. That is standard procedure in the prison system.
The former coach and teacher arrived at Kirkland on Thursday, one day after pleading guilty to molesting 23 boys in Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester Counties. Prosecutors said ReVille’s actual victim count stood at 35, but some of the young men were too shaken to come forward.
Circuit Court Judge Markley Dennis imposed the sentence, giving ReVille credit for time he had served in jail since his October arrest. He must serve at least 85 percent of his sentence, meaning ReVille will be 74 years old before he is eligible for release.
Prosecutors were pleased with the sentence, and ReVille’s attorney, Craig Jones, called it fair.
ReVille likely will be placed in a segregated unit for sex offenders once his evaluation is completed, as sex offenders are often targeted for violence in the general population.
Prosecutors have indicated that they will seek to have ReVille civilly committed and held indefinitely in the state’s sexually violent predator program once his sentence is completed.
ReVille committed his crimes over the past decade while working as a coach, teacher, Bible study leader and summer camp counselor. He worked at a variety of schools, recreation programs, churches and businesses in the tri-county area.