Attorneys subpoena audio and visual recordings in ReVille case

Published: Dec. 21, 2011 at 5:51 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 21, 2011 at 5:59 PM EST
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SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - Lawyers representing an alleged victim of suspected child predator Louis "Skip" ReVille have issued a subpoena for audio and visual recordings that ReVille allegedly said regarding students at Pinewood Preparatory School.

The Motley Rice law firm filed the subpoena asking for all electronic information concerning "any Pinewood Preparatory School student, employee, board member, agent or administrator."

Last week, the law firm filed a lawsuit against the school stating that both former headmaster Glyn Cowlishaw and the school "attempted to protect the reputation of Pinewood by engaging in a conspiracy of silence and failing to report ReVille to law enforcement."

The subpoena specifically asks for all communications including but not limited to letters, emails, texts, instant messages and social media communications with or concerning any Pinewood Preparatory school student, employee, board member, agent or administrator.

ReVille, who police say has confessed to sexual abusing up to a dozen school aged boys, worked as a teacher and coach at Pinewood Prep. The lawsuit alleges that ReVille sexually abused a 12-year-old student 10 to 15 times.

Motley Rice law firm Director of Marketing and Communications Alicia Ward said the lawsuit alleges that the school and former headmaster Glyn Cowlishaw "breached their duty of care and committed gross negligence in the hiring, supervision and retention of ReVille as a teacher and coach."

Pinewood Preparatory Head of School Carolyn Baechtle said last week that the lawsuit filed is "completely unfounded."

"I've read through the document after I received it last night," Baechtle said."And I've come to the conclusion there's no factual evidence and it's completely unfounded."

ReVille is facing charges in Mt. Pleasant and Hanahan. Summerville police also are investigating the former coach and assistant school principal.

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