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Attorneys of ReVille victims tell Pinewood Prep to preserve documents

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By Natalie Caula
ncaula@abcnews4.com

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) -- Attorneys representing the families of five victims of Louis "Skip" ReVille have asked Pinewood Prep to preserve any and all records relating to ReVille and his employment at the school.

"It's pretty routine when you have a suspicion that could be pertinent to a claim," said attorney, Gregg Meyers

Meyers represents the five families of the alleged victims sexually abused by ReVille.

"I'm not saying any of them are students at Pinewood," Meyers said. "Their contact with Skip ReVille was after 2007 when The Citadel's inaction might have prevented some of these boys from being molested."

In the early 2000s, ReVille served as a Citadel camp counselor.  Earlier this week, The Citadel admitted mishandling a 2007 case involving ReVille and claims of abuse from a past camper.

"We're sorry that we didn't pursue it more," said Lt. Gen. John Rosa, The Citadel's president.

Meyers describes the issue as similar to what's happening at Penn State.

"We have a higher educational institution that gets information and doesn't do anything with it," he said.

After The Citadel, ReVille taught English between 2002 and 2006 at Pinewood Prep until school leaders decided to not renew his contract. They say it was for instructional reasons.

A letter was sent by the law offices of Pierce, Herns, Sloan & Wilson and Gregg Meyers, of counsel to Jeff Anderson & Associates PA to Pinewood Prep's Head of School, Dr. Carolyn Baechtle.

"It is critical to these families that all records in your possession that in any manner reference Mr. ReVille are preserved. You are hereby on notice that the following documents should under no circumstances be destroyed for any reason without a Court Order allowing their destruction. If you do not agree to comply with this request please let me know immediately so that legal action may be taken to preserve the documents and data," it stated.

The documents asked for preservation include the background check on ReVille, emails sent to ReVille, job reviews about ReVille, all complaints made about ReVille, his personnel file, and any documents relating to ReVille.

While there are no lawsuits against any of the places Reville once worked, Meyers says he plans to approach them in the near future.

"We may write to them and say 'do you want to have a conversation about this or do you want to have charges that we fight about?' " he said.

ABC News 4 reporters Nikki Gaskins and Lia Sestric contributed to this report.

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