CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) - In the wake of the Penn State child sex abuse scandal, another university, The Citadel military college in South Carolina, revealed on Saturday that it had investigated accusations against a camp counselor but took no action.
The man has since been jailed on separate charges of molesting five boys in Mount Pleasant, near Charleston, South Carolina.
"We regret that we did not pursue this matter further," Citadel President Lt. General John Rosa and Board of Visitors Chair Doug Snyder said in a statement.
The Citadel said it investigated four years ago accusations of inappropriate conduct with children by Louis Neal "Skip" ReVille, who was a counselor at the military school's camp.
ReVille is a graduate of The Citadel, the college said, and worked as a counselor at the school's camp for three summers between 2001 and 2003.
In 2007, a former camper at The Citadel Summer Camp informed the school that five years earlier, when he was 14, ReVille invited him and another boy into his room where the three watched pornography on ReVille's computer and masturbated, college officials said.
"Because of the seriousness of the accusation, The Citadel's general counsel conducted an investigation immediately, including traveling to the individual and his family and conducting an interview," the statement said.
"A thorough review of Mr. ReVille's records revealed no other complaints, and interviews indicated that he was highly regarded by those at camp. His file included a clean background check conducted by an outside organization. Unlike his admissions to current charges, Mr. ReVille strongly denied the accusation."
After graduation from The Citadel, ReVille was a principal at Coastal Christian Preparatory School and had coached sports for years at several area schools and recreation centers, police said.
He was arrested in October on the child molestation charges.
The Citadel said it was commenting on the incident now because of media requests in the wake of the Penn State sex abuse scandal. Jerry Sandusky, the former defensive coordinator for the Penn State Nittany Lions, was charged on November 5 with sexually abusing eight young boys over a period of nearly 15 years.
That scandal has forced the resignation of some of Penn State's biggest names, including the school's president, its athletic director and its legendary football coach, Joe Paterno.
Anyone surprised by this has probably spent an inordinate amount of time with their head stuck up their own ass.
Christianity despises women & the simple pleasures gained from a nice set of breasts.
Football fans spend way too much time staring at fit men in tight pants, relegating all the hot cheerleaders to momentary filler.
While the military, and its love of phallic firepower that spurts penetrating death, is so overtly sexually dysfunctional that a Freudian could build an entire career examining its byways and back alleys.
Do you suppose that it's a coincidence that these groups also hate homosexuals to a far greater degree than any others in society.
I'm beginning to think that every dipshit past time of manly America is just camouflage for a deep seated desire to suck cock.
It would explain why they call the sports geeks favorite past time "fantasy football."
Maybe I'm just odd but football is never ever ever in any of my fantasies.
But then again, neither are God, guns & kiddie diddling.
I once suggested to a room full of football fans that the games would be much more enjoyable if they spent 2 hours filming the cheerleaders and left the game to the audio portion.
It went over like a big church fart.
Evidently men in tights are exactly what manly men in recliners really ache to see. Well, maybe "the ache" isn't exactly in the optic nerve. More like the copulate-ic nerve I think.
Damn, there goes my membership in The Manly Club of Alpha.