Bond for ex-principal charged in sex crimes tops $1 million

MT. PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - Two more victims have come forward in the case against a former Mt. Pleasant private school vice principal and coach charged with sexually assaulting several teen boys.

In bond court Thursday, prosecutors added two more counts of lewd acts on a minor to a growing list of charges for 32-year-old Louis Neal Reville. A judge set bond at $400,000 for the newest charges, increasing Reville's total bond to $1,075,000.

"There's no excusing the actions here," said Craig Jones, Reville's attorney. "Mr. Reville is very, very remorseful on this."

According to court documents, the Lowcountry Children's Center notified Mt. Pleasant police that two new victims, a 13- and 14-year-old boy, had accused Reville of performing sexual acts on them.

"The big thing he wants to convey is that he's sorry and we will continue to cooperate with law enforcement and hope that is some level of comfort to the victims," Jones said.

Police arrested Reville last week in connection with three sex crimes victims. Now, Reville is charged in five cases. He faces three counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor and five counts of lewd acts on a minor.

Reville has a history of working with children. Most recently, Reville worked as upper school principal at Coastal Christian Preparatory School. He has since been fired after working at the school for about a year. The victims are not affiliated with Coastal Christian Preparatory School. Reville has also worked as a camp counselor at The Citadel and a tennis coach at Bishop England High School.

"He is monster," said Mt. Pleasant Town Recreation Director Ken Ayoub. "How can you even come close to justifying or thinking that his actions are anything acceptable. They're not. He shouldn't be in society, he really shouldn't."

Ayoub said Reville worked there as a tennis coach in 2007 and as a basketball coach the last three years.

Officials say that on the same day he was arrested last week, Reville attended an abuse-prevention program put on by his school and the organization Darkness to Light.

Investigators say that the former Mount Pleasant principal and coach confessed to charges he sexually molested teen boys, aged 13 to 15.

Police continue to ask for the public's help with any information related to Reville or additional victims. Anyone with information should contact the Mount Pleasant Police Department at (843) 884-4176 or confidentially at Crime Stoppers at (843) 554-1111.

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