Newly released documents in the investigation against Skip ReVille provide additional information and disturbing details about ReVille's admitted crimes against young boys, as well as mandatory reporters' alleged knowledge of his behavior. According to a recent report by The Post and Courier, "the documents contain accounts of potential missed opportunities for stopping his deviant spree."
Motley Rice attorneys David Hoyle, Laura Khare and Marlon Kimpson represent sexual abuse victims of ReVille in lawsuits against Pinewood Preparatory School, its guidance counselor Brendan Diffley, and former headmaster Glyn Cowlishaw. They are working to hold accountable any mandatory reporters who knew or had reason to believe that ReVille was behaving inappropriately but, as stated in the article, "shirked their duty to report his crimes and allowed him to continue molesting."
"If these statements Skip made are true, then Citadel police and headmaster Cowlishaw, who are all mandatory reporters, put dozens of this community's boys in harm's way," said Hoyle in an interview with The Post and Courier.
Under the mandatory reporter statutes, principals, teachers, school counselors, law enforcement officers, doctors and nurses are all required by law to report any knowledge or suspicion of child abuse. Violating mandatory reporting laws fails to protect the children currently being abused and enables predators to abuse additional innocent children in the future. The civil lawsuits filed against Pinewood, Diffley and Cowlishaw allege that, as mandatory reporters, they knowingly failed to protect the children under their care. Learn more about the mandatory reporter statutes.
Read the complete article in The Post and Courier.
Motley Rice represents ReVille sexual abuse survivors along with attorney William H. Nixon, Jr., of Charleston, S.C. Nixon, who focuses his practice in criminal law, is helping survivors work with law enforcement and navigate the criminal justice system.
If you or your child is or has been a victim of sexual abuse and you would like to discuss your potential legal options with one of our attorneys, please call 1.800.768.4026 or email David Hoyle or Laura Khare directly. Our initial consultation is free and confidential.