Attorney: ReVille case not expected to go to trial

ReVille appeared in bond court on Wednesday on new charges. (Dave MacQueen/WCIV)

By Natalie

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- His head had been shaved since the last time he stood before a judge two weeks ago. He said little in the short hearing.

Louis "Skip" ReVille was back in bond court Wednesday.

Mt. Pleasant Police charged ReVille with four counts of lewd act on a minor and two counts of second degree criminal sexual conduct on a minor on four new victims. Wednesday, Judge Linda Lombard said she'd keep up with some consistency and set a $50,000 bond on each lewd act count and $100,000 for each criminal sexual conduct count. That brings his bond to nearly $2 million.

Defense attorney Craig Jones told Judge Lombard ReVille's still remorseful and still cooperating with authorities. He said ReVille meets with investigators several times a week.

"The majority (of victims) have come from ReVille," Jones said after bond court.

Jones says he doesn't believe ReVille will ever go to trial and expects him to plea, based on conversations he says he's had with ReVille.

"He has indicated to me that he does not want to go to trial. He doesn't want the victims to relive anything, recounting anything, so I do not anticipate going to trial," Jones said.

Jones says he doesn't know when to expect more charges from other jurisdictions. So far, Mt. Pleasant Police are the only department to officially charge ReVille. Hanahan Police officials have said they plan to file five charges in the near future. Charleston Police and SLED are also investigating a case of a former Citadel camper who claims ReVille sexually abused him in 2002.

When asked for the total number of victims ReVille has claimed to have abused, Jones declined to comment.

ReVille has been separated from the general population in the jail since his October arrest, according to Jones. Charleston County Sheriff's Major Jim Brady says jail officials can't go into details about his daily routine but did say he remains in administrative segregation.

"He's restricted as far as the normal opportunities other (inmates) will have like television," Brady said.

Since ReVille's arrest, the list of charges against him has grown to 13. SLED is now also investigating the case.

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