MOUNT PLEASANT -- As the molestation case against coach Louis "Skip" ReVille widens, evidence shows that he went to great lengths to secure broad access to young boys in the Lowcountry.
In addition to working as a youth educator, trainer and Bible-study leader, authorities revealed Thursday that ReVille served as a state-sanctioned foster parent who hosted four children in his home over a two-year period.
The state Department of Social Services placed the children with ReVille between 2004 and 2006, agency spokeswoman Marilyn Matheus said.
She would not reveal the ages or genders of the children, but people who know ReVille said at least of two of the children were adolescent boys -- just like the five boys he is charged with molesting.
Matheus said ReVille opted out of foster parenthood in 2006 on his own accord. DSS received no complaints about his conduct during the period he took in children, she said.
The agency plans an internal investigation and is working with local law enforcement in light of allegations against ReVille that have surfaced in recent days, Matheus said.
Police in Hanahan, where ReVille is thought to have lived while foster parenting, confirmed that they will work with Mount Pleasant investigators to determine if any wrongdoing occurred with the children.
Mount Pleasant police already have indicated that more charges against ReVille in the broader case are expected in the coming days.
The most recent charges, filed Wednesday, involve allegations that ReVille fondled a 13-year-old boy about 10 times and performed a similar act on another boy, 14, according to arrest affidavits.
The documents indicate that the acts occurred "on the roadways of Mount Pleasant," and police Capt. Amy McCarthy said they appear to have taken place in ReVille's car.
The affidavits indicate that ReVille admitted to the allegations.
ReVille appeared in Charleston County bond court Thursday morning on two charges of committing a lewd act on a child under age 16. Wearing a striped jail jumpsuit, an unshaven face and dejected look, he said nothing beyond providing his home address and answering "yes" or "no" to the judge's questions.
Magistrate Linda Lombard set his bail on the charges at $400,000, bringing his total bail in the molestation cases to $1,000,075.
ReVille's attorney, Craig Jones, said ReVille is "extremely remorseful" for his actions and plans to continue cooperating with investigators in his molestation cases.
"He is sorry for all the pain he has caused," he said.
Jones said ReVille instructed him to assist law enforcement and help investigators "however we can" in the hopes that will bring some comfort to the victims. "There is obviously no way that he can repair the damage that has been done." Jones said.
Jones would not comment about specifics of the charges or how many potential victims there could be in the case.
The latest victims are identified in affidavits as victim #4 and victim #8. McCarthy said the numbers were assigned by the investigating detective to help her track the victims in the paperwork, and are not indicative of the number of victims in the case.
The case broke last week when officials from the Dee Norton Lowcountry Children's Center notified police of numerous possible sexual assaults involving juveniles whom ReVille had coached, affidavits stated. He was charged Friday with performing sex acts on three boys.
His arrest came just hours after he attended sexual abuse prevention training at Coastal Christian Preparatory School, where he worked as a vice principal. The school has since fired him from his job.
ReVille, 32, has had access to hundreds of children over the past decade while working in a variety of positions around the tri-county area, primarily in private schools and youth sports.
ReVille is married and the father of recently born triplets.
He has served as a teacher and assistant coach at Pinewood Preparatory School in Summerville, a tennis coach at Bishop England High School, a coach at the Mount Pleasant Recreation Department, a basketball coach at Moultrie Middle School, a travel league basketball coach, a coach at Velocity Sports Performance in Mount Pleasant, an occasional volunteer basketball coach at Rollings Middle School of the Arts in Summerville, a youth summer camp counselor at The Citadel and a youth group leader at Eastbridge Presbyterian Church in Mount Pleasant.
Jones said ReVille's family continues to support him "as a person," though they are shocked and saddened by the allegations. He said he didn't know whether ReVille has the means to make bail.
For now, ReVille is being held in protective custody, which is standard procedure for high-profile inmates who could be subjected to violence if placed in the general population, authorities have said.
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