ReVille was a foster parent

Skip ReVille appeared in bond court Thursday for two new counts of lewd act on a minor.

By Natalie Caula

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- Louis "Skip" ReVille, the Mount Pleasant man accused of child molestation, was a foster parent, according to state authorities.

Marilyn Matheus, spokeswoman for the S.C. Department of Social Services says four children were fostered with ReVille during 2004 and 2006. She would not give specifics on ages and gender. Matheus says no complaints were filed against ReVille at the time, but the agency will conduct an internal investigation.

Thursday, ReVille was back in bond court for the second time on new molestation charges. Mount Pleasant police charged ReVille with two more counts of lewd act on a minor. This is in addition to the charges filed Friday of three counts of lewd act on a minor and three counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

So far, ReVille has been accused of molesting five teenage boys. Friday in bond court, a police investigator told Judge Linda Lombard there would be more charges to follow.

ReVille's attorney, Craig Jones would not reveal the number of possible victims. He says ReVille is cooperating with police. A court affidavit shows ReVille has admitted to committing the sexual acts on the five teenagers.

"Based on the way he has, at this time, cooperated with law enforcement, is one of the reasons why I agreed to get involved in it," Jones said.

Jones reiterated ReVille's remorsefulness Thursday after his bond hearing.

Judge Linda Lombard set his bond at $200,000 on each count, bringing the total to more than $1 million. Jones says he doesn't know whether or not ReVille will make bail, but says his family is supporting him.

"They know a number of the victims," Jones said. "They are extremely saddened by this, shocked by this. But they are supporting him as a person, certainly not the acts or condoning those. This has been a tremendous blow for his family also."

ReVille most recently worked as an assistant principal at Coastal Christian Preparatory School in Mount Pleasant. He was fired following the allegations. ReVille has also coached with Mount Pleasant Recreation, Bishop England High School and has worked as a summer camp counselor at The Citadel.

Mount Pleasant Police are not releasing many details on the investigation and are working hard to protect the privacy of the victims. Wednesday, Mullins McCleoud and Mark Tanenbaum, who represent some of the victims, released a statement reminding the public that those who identify the victims are subject to criminal prosecution.

"We commend the families for having the strength and courage to come forward with their stories. We also want to caution anyone against talking about the names or identities of any of Coach ReVille's victims," read the statement.

Investigators with the Mount Pleasant Police Department are still asking anyone with information to come forward.