2nd College Didn't Report Suspected Child Molester

Louis 'Skip' ReVille has admitted to molesting teens
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 13, 2011 2:50 PM CST
Soldiers march at The Citadel in South Carolina.   (Wikipedia)

(Newser) – Just days into Penn State's sex abuse scandal, a South Carolina military college admits it also failed to report a suspected child molester—who has now been arrested and charged with abusing five teens, the Charlotte Observer reports. "We regret that we did not pursue this matter further," says the president of The Citadel. Four years ago, the college investigated accusations that Citadel Summer Camp counselor Louis "Skip" ReVille invited two teens to his room to watch pornography and touch themselves, Reuters reports.

After interviewing the accuser and considering ReVille's otherwise-clean record, school officials took no action. ReVille went on to teach youth sports at schools, a church, and a sports training facility along South Carolina's coast—where parents thought nothing of his predilection for sleep-overs and "ice cream runs" with teenage boys. "It seemed fun and OK," says one mom. "Now, I have nightmares that I let that happen without saying a thing." Arrested late last month, ReVille admitted to performing sex acts on several boys—some more than 10 times. (Read about people who kept quiet about alleged sex abuse at Penn State.)

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