The Citadel faces new lawsuit in another sex abuse case

Michael Arpaio
Michael Arpaio

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A new lawsuit is expected to be filed against The Citadel by a former camper who alleges that he was sexually assaulted by a counselor at the school.

According to Georgetown attorney Ed Bell, his client says he was sexually assaulted by former Marine Corps officer Michael Arpaio while he attended the camp.

Bell represented five other campers who sued the school back in 2003, claiming they had been molested by Arpaio.

The Citadel settled the suits for $3.8 million. Arpaio pleaded guilty in military court to charges including indecent assault and spent 15 months in the Navy brig in Hanahan.

This news comes two days after The Citadel's President, Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa addressed the media saying that the school is "profoundly sorry" that it did not follow up on a 2002 case that involved suspected child predator Louis "Skip" ReVille.

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