New charges filed against ex-principal accused of sex crimes

Published: Nov. 2, 2011 at 3:14 PM EDT|Updated: Nov. 3, 2011 at 4:02 PM EDT
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MT. PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - Authorities have issued more charges against the former Mt. Pleasant private school principal accused of molesting teenagers.

Police arrested 32-year-old Louis "Skip" Reville of Mount Pleasant last week and charged him with three counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor and three counts of lewd acts on a minor.

On Wednesday, Mt. Pleasant Police charged Reville with two additional counts of committing a lewd act on a minor. He will be in bond court Thursday morning to face the newest charges.

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.

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.

Reville's work history shows that he has held several jobs working with children, including a camp counselor, tennis coach and principal.

An attorney representing more than one of the teenage victims says that the allegations in the case are "the worst form of criminal conduct." Attorneys Mullins McLeod and Mark Tanenbaum released a statement Wednesday stating that they were representing some of the victims in connection to the ongoing criminal investigation of Larry "Skip" Reville.

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

"The allegations in this case involve the worst form of criminal conduct. We commend the families for having the strength and the courage to come forward with their stories," McLeod and Tanenbaum said in a press release. "We also want to caution anyone against talking about the names or identities of any of Coach ReVille's victims."

According to officials at The Citadel, Reville was a cadet and former camp counselor at a Citadel Summer Camp. The Citadel says that in 2007, a former camper accused Reville of inappropriate behavior which did not include physical contact.

The Citadel released the following statement:

"The Citadel community is deeply disturbed by the arrest of Louis Neal "Skip" ReVille and the charges against him. While a student at The Citadel, and for two years after he graduated in 2002, Mr. ReVille was a counselor at the former Citadel Summer Camp.  As a cadet and a counselor he was well regarded."

"In 2007, a former camper accused Mr. ReVille of inappropriate behavior, which he said occurred five years earlier and which he made clear did not include physical contact. Beyond our investigation, and subsequent discussions with the family of the individual who made the accusation, the matter was not further pursued by The Citadel, or to our knowledge by the family. We will cooperate with Mt. Pleasant Police in its investigation."

Bishop England High School also released a statement Tuesday, saying that it is cooperating with authorities in the investigation. Reville was a tennis coach at the school during the 2008, 2009 and 2010 tennis seasons.

"It saddens me a great deal when any child claims he was a victim of sexual abuse," Rev. Robert E. Guglielmone said."[Reville] decided to leave BEHS on his own accord following the 2010 tennis season. The diocese has no reports of any complaint against Mr. Reville during his tenure at the school."

Most recently, Reville worked as upper school principal at Coastal Christian Preparatory School, on McCants Drive in the Old Village section of Mount Pleasant. The Chairman of the Board of the school, Brent Egan, says Reville has since been fired. Reville worked at the school for about a year. The victims are not affiliated with Coastal Christian Preparatory School.

On Saturday, bond was set at $675,000. Investigators say more charges are expected to be filed against Reville.

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