Lawsuit filed against The Citadel in connection to ReVille abuse

Published: Aug. 13, 2015 at 5:16 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 13, 2015 at 5:32 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The Citadel is facing another lawsuit in connection to convicted child predator Skip ReVille.

Attorneys representing the plaintiff, identified as John Doe in court records, filed a state case against individuals at the school, and a federal case alleging constitutional violations.

According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff was sexually abused by ReVille between 2007 and 2011.

The complaint states ReVille sexually abused the plaintiff because of the inaction of staff at The Citadel following reported abuse allegations.

Attorneys say the school failed to report a former camper's abuse allegations in April 2007, and again in July of that year which they say contained "allegations sufficient to trigger the duties set forth under the Citadel's policies and procedures regarding reporting to law enforcement..."

"Each of ReVille's multiple opportunities to sexually assault the Plaintiff occurred because of the various acts of gross negligence by agents and employees of the The Citadel in intentionally failing to adhere to The Citadel's internal policies and procedures, statutory and common law, and accepted professional standards," the lawsuit states.

ReVille is currently serving a 50 year prison term for molesting 23 boys in Charleston, Berkeley, and Dorchester counties while he was a counselor at The Citadel and a coach and teacher at Pinewood Preparatory School in Summerville.

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