Wednesday, November 16, 2011

#Citadel Military #ChildAbuse : Documents Released...

The Citadel, South Carolina's military college, released documents on Monday linked to a 2007 internal probe of child abuse allegations brought by a former Citadel summer camper against a camp counselor.

The Charleston-based Citadel, in the wake of unrelated accusations of child sex abuse at Penn State involving a coach, had said on Saturday that it investigated the accusations against the counselor but did not report them to police.

The Citadel said it was now sharing all its information with police, and had hired a consulting firm to review the college's procedures in the matter and recommend improvements.

The man at the center of the Citadel allegations, Louis Neal "Skip" ReVille, was arrested last month on separate charges of abusing five boys in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.

Police said he had admitted to the crimes, and more charges were pending.

A graduate of The Citadel, ReVille had worked as a counselor at the school's camp for three summers between 2001 and 2003. The Citadel closed its camp in 2006.

ReVille had also worked elsewhere as a school principal and sports coach.

"I am saddened and sickened that someone so close has betrayed our trust," Citadel President John W. Rosa told a news conference on Monday...read more

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/15/us-crime-citadel-abuse-idUSTRE7AE0A220111115