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      Citadel plans investigation into child sex abuse claims

      The Citadel plans an independant investigation into how it handled a sex abuse complaint against a former summer camp counselor who is accused of molesting several children in the Lowcountry.

      CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- The Citadel plans an independant investigation into how it handled a sex abuse complaint against a former summer camp counselor who is accused of molesting several children in the Lowcountry.

      Citadel President John Rosa told The Post and Courier of Charleston that the military school has always planned an outside review of how it handled allegations made in 2007 against Louis "Skip" ReVille.

      ReVille pleaded guilty in June to nearly two dozen child sex charges and was sentenced to 50 years in prison.

      Reville was a counselor at a Citadel summer camp in 2002. A former camper told school officials in 2007 he had been molested by ReVille five years earlier. The Citadel conducted an internal investigation, but never told police about the allegations. ReVille was arrested last year.