South Carolina: Citadel Vows Steps Against Sex Abuse

By Robbie Brown (The New York Times)
October 3, 2012

The Citadel said Wednesday that it would train every student, employee and campus resident how to prevent sexual abuse, after a former camp counselor’s admission that he molested 23 young boys over a decade. The military college formed a partnership with a nonprofit group, Darkness to Light, to train all 3,650 people on its Charleston campus starting next year in how to detect and prevent child abuse, the college president, Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa, said. Louis ReVille, 32, a Citadel graduate who became a camp counselor there and an educator at other schools, pleaded guilty in June to 22 counts of child sexual abuse and was sentenced to 50 years in prison. Victims have claimed The Citadel knew Mr. ReVille molested teenagers at a camp in 2002. The college investigated the complaint but did not report it to the police. In September, two other cadets brought sexual assault charges against an older classmate who had made unwanted advances.