The Citadel Also Covered Up Abuse of Young Boys
The president of the Citadel military college has apologized for not pursuing a 2007 allegation of sexual abuse involving a camp counselor who was recently charged with sexually abusing five boys.
The allegation concerned abuse allegedly committed in the summer of 2002 at a coed summer camp sponsored by the Citadel, according to the college.
Citadel President Lt. Gen. John Rosa said Monday he was sorry the college, located in Charleston, S.C., didn’t investigate the 2007 claim more thoroughly, especially since the former counselor, Louis "Skip" ReVille, has been charged with later sexually abusing five other boys in the region.
An attorney for Mr. ReVille, Craig Jones, wasn’t available for comment Tuesday. In an affidavit, Mr. ReVille has admitted committing sexual acts with some of the five boys. Mr. Jones, said at a hearing on the charges that his client was "extremely remorseful." Law-enforcement officials say they expect to file further charges against Mr. ReVille involving several other boys.