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Former Rick Santorum Staffer Accused of Citadel Sex Misconduct

A recent Citadel graduate who lists candidates Santorum, Romney as employers, could face charges of sexual advances on young cadets.

A recent Citadel graduate accused of sexual improprieties at the public military university once worked for Rick Santorum's presidential campaign, according to a police report released by the university.

The graduate identified in internal college emails has been accused by two underclassmen of unwanted sexual advances, the report alleges. No criminal charges have been filed against the man.

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Two underclassmen last week reported to campus police incidents in 2010 and 2011 in which they claim the man propositioned them for sexual contact. When they rebuffed the advances, the suspect is alleged to have touched or pushed himself onto the men, the fellow students allege.

The suspect also claims in online social networks that he worked for GOP nominee Mitt Romney's campaign, though BuzzFeed says Romney's campaign is disputing the connection.

The accused individual is listed in a handful of media reports as having worked for Santorum in Iowa and credited with finding a slew of volunteers at the Citadel to campaign for the candidate. Santorum's South Carolina headquarters was located in Mount Pleasant, just a few miles from the Citadel campus.

According to the police reports, the accused party is alleged to have told the young men that same-sex encounters before marriage do not anger God as much as pre-marital sex between men and women.

Santorum's son is also a freshman cadet at the Citadel.

These new accusations share similiarities with another former Citadel cadet, Louis "Skip" ReVille, who is alleged to have engaged in sex acts with summer camp participants.

The allegations against ReVille went unreported for years and only surfaced when in 2011 ReVille was arrested and charged in a multi-count child sex abuse case that spanned three counties.

ReVille was sentenced earlier this summer to 50 years in prison after pleading guilty and admitting to the widespread sex abuse charges. The Citadel faces civil lawsuits for reportedly not acting on reports that ReVille was engaging in illicit conduct with young men.

Terri Unknown September 18, 2012 at 08:00 PM
People can't control other people. Stop trying to make it sound like they can. Just name the man and not try to make it a political move because it wasn't. It was just one sicko man trying to do something he shouldn't. Politics wasn't involved at all.
Joe Piazza September 18, 2012 at 11:13 PM
What's the big deal. Just another gay Republican.
CGallo September 19, 2012 at 12:27 AM
"The Citadel faces civil lawsuits for reportedly not acting on reports that ReVille was engaging in illicit conduct with young men." Yet Santorum sends a son there? Now we have confirmed proof the man has screws loose.
reg September 19, 2012 at 02:37 AM
citadel isn't responsible for the circumstances; it would be responsible for trying to hush it up, though (if that's the actual case) - reminiscent of the Boston archdiocese
Rex September 19, 2012 at 03:19 AM
Well I guess that explains why the Santorum campaign is so convinced that people needs the government's help in resisting same sex urges: It's staffed by people for whom that's normal, and assume others are hiding the same feelings they have. I feel sorry for them, but that doesn't mean I want them imposing their sexual issues of millions of Americans who frankly, don't need any sexual mentoring from the likes of them (particularly with the weight of the United States government behind them). Maybe people like that should get counciling for themselves before they try to start counciling everyone else, eh?
dk September 19, 2012 at 10:29 AM
Republic Party is full of homophobic homosexuals. Santorum is so freaked out by his own sexual urges that he needs seventeen gods and 42 laws to keep him on the straight and narrow.
stanley seigler September 19, 2012 at 12:39 PM
but GOP homophobic hypocrisy is involved...ie, s/b recognized...
JoSCh September 19, 2012 at 01:39 PM
"People can't control other people." Tell that to the GOP, instead of addressing the budget, the deficit, the fiscal cliff or the presidents job initiatives they want to talk about what kinds of rape are legitimate in their eyes and whom they'll allow to marry.
Kate September 19, 2012 at 06:22 PM
Where else would a Repub have illicit sex but in the Citadel. Ever so correct.
JoSCh September 19, 2012 at 06:34 PM
Ignorant statement Kate. Republicans are having gay sex all over the place, not just at the Citadel.
Ambassador September 19, 2012 at 09:11 PM
What in the world does this have to do with Mr. Santorum or Romney or the GOP? Once upon a time the press in this country, as santified by the 1st Amendment and expressed eloquently by Thomas Jefferson, was a bulwark against an intrusive and dangerous federal government. It has now become a tool for an administration that has strikingly similar attitudes and directions to everything that Josef Goebbels had in mind-- a soundpiece for a dictatorship.
JoSCh September 19, 2012 at 11:27 PM
From the article you're commenting on... "The suspect also claims in online social networks that he worked for GOP nominee Mitt Romney's campaign... The accused individual is listed in a handful of media reports as having worked for Santorum in Iowa " Try reading. Thomas Jefferson never said the federal government was inherently dangerous by the way, quit lying. Start reading. Quit lying.
Ambassador September 20, 2012 at 08:36 PM
Read you history Jo; a free press provides the bulwark against a government that can become dangerous. Maybe if you read what I wrote and not what your hot head wants to read you might understand what I am saying. PS: This government is as dangerous as any I have seen in my lifetime and ignorant citizens who buy into their crap are as dangerous as they are.
JoSCh September 20, 2012 at 08:48 PM
You wrote "the press in this country... was a bulwark against an intrusive and dangerous federal government." Then you wrote "a free press provides the bulwark against a government that can become dangerous." One of these says that the government IS dangerous, one says that the government CAN BECOME dangerous. That you can't make the distinction between the two things that YOU wrote is pretty amazing truth be told. Your intellectual dishonesty apparently knows no bounds. For what it's worth I agree with the second statement regardless of who it's attributed to. But that wasn't the issue. My issue was that you said that Thomas Jefferson said the federal government IS dangerous and he did not. This government isn't any more dangerous than it was 50 years ago and is ideologically the same as the government 20 years ago. Spread your hysteria where it's effective; oh right, Fox shut down their commenting.

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