By Natalie Caulancaula@abcnews4.com
MT. PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) - Skip ReVille left the Charleston County jail Tuesday for the first time since his incarceration back in October. The 31-year-old man was arrested and has been charged and accused of child molestation. Attorneys say he may have as many as 30 victims.
Tuesday, ReVille was escorted by deputies out of an unmarked squad car and into a behavioral health center to undergo a psychological evaluation, ordered by his attorney Craig Jones. He spent more than four hours with the doctor.
The evaluations are common, according to criminal defense attorney Mark Peper, who is not involved in this case.
"The main reasons you're going to want your client evaluated is to determine their mentality behind what was causing them to commit the crimes?" Peper said.
Dr. Gregg Dwyer is the program director of Forensic Psychiatry with M.U.S.C.'s Department of Psychiatry. The clinic-lab is one of only two in the state with a research certification. While Dr. Dwyer's office did not conduct ReVille's evaluation, his office does many offender evaluations of potential sex offenders for law enforcement and prosecution. He says when they conduct evaluations, there are several tests conducted.
"We have ones that are more focused on sexual behavior, both healthy and non-abusive to abusive and potentially even criminal offender behavior," Dr. Dwyer said. "We use data from all of those different sources to then look at the big picture about what may be going on. What we're looking for is what may have caused the behavior? What led them to engage in that behavior?"
For Skip ReVille, that question has yet to be answered but both law enforcement and Jones have said ReVille has been cooperating with investigators. Last month Jones said ReVille was providing police with the identities of potential victims. So far, charges have only been filed by Mt. Pleasant Police Department, but more charges are expected from Hanahan, where ReVille once lived, and Summerville, where he also reportedly resided.
The case continues to move forward, in the civil realm as well. Monday, attorneys with Motley Rice filed a suit against Pinewood Preparatory School, located in Summerville, and its former head of school Glyn Cowlishaw. The suit alleges Cowlishaw and others had knowledge of problems with ReVille, who taught English and coached at the school between 2002 and 2006.
Attorneys representing Pinewood Prep were not ready to comment, having just received the suit Monday afternoon.