Once again, justice was not served in Charleston. Thomas Ravenel was in criminal court today to accept a ridiculous plea deal in the criminal case for sexually assaulting a nanny back in 2015.
Ravenel pled guilty to third degree assault and battery. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail. Then, the sentence was suspended and instead he paid a $500 fine.
The victim was not present in court. Instead, the judge read a letter from the victim. Following the reading of the letter Thomas Ravenel made the following statement, “Your honor, on the night of the incident I did attempt to kiss her and in so doing I grabbed her arm and that was wrong, and I am much appreciative of the opportunity to apologize to her in court today.”
This is utterly ridiculous. It’s infuriating to even write this story.
There is still a civil case pending in this matter. One could hope that some for of justice is served in that case. But hope for justice is in short supply these days.