Accused child predator was teacher at Pinewood Prep for 4 years

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Pinewood Preparatory School released a statement Wednesday regarding an accused child predator's employment at the school from 2002 to 2006.

Louis ReVille was employed as an English teacher at Pinewood Prep from August 2002 to May 2006, according to school board chairman Dr. James Mann. ReVille's annual contract was not renewed for 2007 because of "classroom instructional reasons."

ReVille, a former coach and private school principal, was arrested earlier this month. Police say he confessed to sexually assaulting five teenage boys that he coached in Mt. Pleasant. On Wednesday, police confirmed that they seized a computer from Reville's home after his arrest.

"Our concern is for the children. Our hearts and prayers go out to the families of the victims who have been affected," Mann said.

Last week, Hanahan police said they plan to file six new charges against ReVille. On Monday, the Summerville Police Department says that they are also investigating ReVille.

According to Pinewood Prep, a background check was conducted prior to ReVille's employment in April 2002 and the check came back with no prior incidents or arrest.

"While Mr. ReVille was employed at Pinewood, the school administration received no notice of any incidents of sexual impropriety on the part of Mr. ReVille. If requested, Pinewood will work in full cooperation with law enforcement officials," the release states.

ReVille has been employee at other schools and youth organizations across the Tri-County. ReVille was a counselor at a former Citadel Summer Camp. Earlier this week The Citadel released documents related to the investigation of sexual allegations made by a former summer camper about ReVille.

Most recently, ReVille worked as upper school principal at Coastal Christian Preparatory School in Mt. Pleasant until he was fired earlier this month.

ReVille was also a tennis coach at Bishop England High School during the 2008, 2009 and 2010 tennis seasons. ReVille also worked as a coach with the Mt. Pleasant Town Recreation Department.

According to DSS officials, ReVille was a licensed foster parent from 2004 until 2006 when he left the program. DSS says that the department received no complaints about him.

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