The Citadel announces more allegations from summer camp

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- According to Citadel attorney Dawes Cooke, another person has come forward with an allegation of inappropriate conduct during The Citadel summer camp -- in this case it took place in the mid-1980s.

"The client alleges that he experienced inappropriate conduct during that time. Yesterday we shared this information and the allegation with local law enforcement," Cooke said. "The Citadel is fully cooperating with the Charleston Police Department as they pursue this matter. Additionally, we encourage anyone who may have knowledge of inappropriate conduct at the summer camp to please contact law enforcement officials."

Cooke said because the allegation is now subject to a possible law enforcement investigation, there will be no further comment.

The new allegation comes in the midst of the investigation of former cadet Louis "Skip" ReVille, who has been accused of assaulting or committing lewd acts on more than 30 children. At least one of those involved in the case was a Citadel summer camper.

In addition to the ReVille case, attorneys for The Citadel are also working a lawsuit related to claims against another former Citadel summer camp counselor, Michael Arpaio. The Bell Law Firm in Georgetown is representing a former camper in the case in which he claims he was fondled by Arpaio.

Arpaio pleaded guilty to indecent assault, conduct unbecoming of an officer and providing alcohol to a minor in 2003 following a 2011 investigation.


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