Judge releases records in high school rape case

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SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Juvenile court records detailing rape allegations in a case involving high school basketball players have been released in east Tennessee.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press (http://bit.ly/1PU2tan ) reports the documents say a 17-year-old used a pool cue on the freshman teammate while two 16-year-old players pinned him on a bed.

The records confirm that the freshman suffered injuries that required surgery and hospitalization for several days.

Hamilton County Schools Superintendent Rick Smith announced Wednesday that the Ooltewah High School season was called off.

The three are charged with aggravated rape Dec. 22 at a Gatlinburg cabin.

A Sevier County judge released the documents Friday. Under Tennessee law, judges may release juvenile orders if the defendants are accused of a severe charge such as aggravated rape and were at least 14.


Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press, http://www.timesfreepress.com

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