Source: ReVille to Plead Guilty Wednesday
Accused molester Louis 'Skip' ReVille due in court Wednesday.
Louis "Skip" ReVille, the man accused of molesting more than 20 boys over a decade, will reportedly plead guilty to his Charleston County offenses Wednesday when he appears in court.
ReVille's attorney, the judge nor prosecutor would confirm the nature of Wednesday's hearing, but the Post and Courier cites an unnamed source who confirms the former coach and private school administrator will plead guilty.
If he is sentenced Wednesday, ReVille could spend 100 years in prison for the charges.
ReVille's attorney and Mount Pleasant police have said the married father of three has admitted to some, if not all, the charges. He has also cooperated with authorities as they investigate the wide-ranging sex-abuse case.
So far, 23 victims have been located, authorities allege. ReVille faces 22 counts of abuse in Charleston County, 15 in Dorchester County and 11 in Berkeley County. Since ReVille is accused of molesting his victims multiple times, in many instances, he faces several criminal counts for a single victim.
ReVille is accused of being a prolific, if not somewhat typical sex offender. He was never far from young boys over his 10-year presence in the Lowcountry. First, as a Citadel cadet and summer camp counselor and then as a coach, trainer, educator and religious leader, police said he had plenty of access.
Though adults said they had no inkling of ReVille's alleged actions, word of his abuse began to break through in October 2011 when victims and parents began to come forward. ReVille allegedly sent an email to parents to calm fears about his behavior, but that document raised even more suspicion and police became involved.
Mount Pleasant police arrested ReVille on an initial six counts in October 2011. Since then, the alleged abuse probe has spread to three counties and resulted in a handful of lawsuits.
Victims allege the Citadel, where ReVille was a counselor and cadet, and at Pinewood Preparatory School, where he taught, allegations of improper conduct were reported but not acted upon.
Wednesday's proceeding brings just the Charleston County portion of the case to a close. Criminal court cases in Berkeley and Dorchester County are still pending, and lawyers have promised many civil suits.