Motley Rice to represent Pinewood student in case against ReVille
By Brian Troutman
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) -- Local law firm Motley Rice has been retained by one of the identified victims of Louis "Skip' ReVille.
Representatives of Montley Rice confirmed on Thursday, the victim was a former student of ReVille at Pinewood Prep.
The 32-year-old was charged with three counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor and three counts of lewd acts on a minor in October. Captain Stan Gragg with the Mount Pleasant Police Department said the arrest was part of an ongoing investigation prompted by information provided by the Dee Norton Children's Center.
In November it was learned ReVille was cut loose from his job at Pinewood Prep. The details emerged from documents shared by The Citadel in regards to their investigation into allegations against ReVille.
When ABC News 4 reached out to Pinewood Prep officials for more details about his departure, we were told ReVille's annual contract was not renewed for classroom instructional reasons.
"While Mr. ReVille was employed at Pinewood, the school administration received no notice of any incidents of sexual impropriety on the part of Mr. ReVille," a statement from Pinewood Prep school board chairman Dr. James Mann read.
Dr. Mann said the school would provide full cooperation with law enforcement for their investigation into ReVille.
Since, investigators have continued to stack charges against ReVille as he has reportedly identified more and more victims each week. Charleston attorney Mullins McLeod, who represents other identified victims of ReVille, said this week that the list of victims has grown to as many as 30.
"That ReVille hurt so many children is a tragedy," said Joe Rice, lawyer for one of ReVille's victims. "Institutions and their leaders that ignored or covered up these alleged crimes allowed ReVille to hurt more children. We encourage anyone with information to come forward soon so that any person or institution that enabled ReVille can be held accountable."
Positions ReVille held in the Lowcountry that included interaction with children include but are not limited to camp counselor and mentor at The Citadel, teacher at Pinewood Prep, assistant principal at Coastal Christian, tennis coach at Bishop England, basketball coach at Moultrie Middle School, basketball coach at Rollings Middle School, coach with Mount Pleasant Recreation Department, employee at Velocity Sports Performance, group leader at Eastbridge Presbyterian Church.
ReVille's attorney, Craig Jones, says his client is cooperating with authorities. He said ReVille meets with investigators several times a week. He does not expect the case to go to trial.
"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.
Several local law enforcement agencies are investigating the case against ReVille. In addition, investigators with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division are also working the case.