published Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Businessman's trial date set on statutory rape charge

The 44-year-old president of a local technology company is due to appear in court next month after being arrested on a charge of aggravated statutory rape of a 14-year-old girl.

Gregory Bryan Austin, president of CTC Technology, was released on a $15,000 bond from the Hamilton County Jail on Tuesday after his arrest by Hamilton County Sheriff's Office investigators, said Janice Atkinson, sheriff's spokeswoman.

He is due to appear in Hamilton County Criminal Court on May 24.

Mr. Austin was arrested Monday after investigators received complaints from the girl's mother, who found "inappropriate sexual messages" on her daughter's cell phone, according to a sheriff's news release.

CTC Technology merged with Executone-TCOM in August 2008, according to the company's website. The company performs computer network installation and management, Web development, programming, hosting and other computer-related services.

The corporate office is at 2101 Chestnut St., and the network operations center is at 745 E. Main St.

Mr. Austin, who lives on Stonehurst Circle in Ooltewah, could not be reached for comment.

about Todd South...

Todd South covers courts, poverty, technology, military and veterans for the Times Free Press. He has worked at the paper since 2008 and previously covered crime and safety in Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia. Todd’s hometown is Dodge City, Kan. He served five years in the U.S. Marine Corps and deployed to Iraq before returning to school for his journalism degree from the University of Georgia. Todd previously worked at the Anniston (Ala.) Star. Contact ...

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rolando said...

Goodness. Was listing the guy's home and business addresses really pertinent to the story? Working up a lynch mob [in the Western sense] were you, Mr. South? It was probably legal Statutory Rape, yes, but evidently a "consensual" one the girl agreed to and actively participated in.

April 28, 2010 at 7:53 a.m.
CCC123 said...

Well rolando, nothing is really consensual between a 44 year old man and a 14 year old girl. This creep needs to be avoided and showing his addresses is a good start in doing that.

April 28, 2010 at 9:35 a.m.
hcirehttae said...

Innocent until proven guilty -- let's not forget that.

The difficult part is, it is usually years before there's a disposition in any kind of criminal case. I don't see why ANY case needs to drag on longer than 3 months, from a simple crime to a complex terrorism case. Adequate time to prepare on both sides -- surely -- but beyond 3 months is foot-dragging that subverts the cause of justice. That's where we need reform up and down our justice system.

April 28, 2010 at 12:11 p.m.
rolando said...

Yeah, CCC, I know. That's why the quotes. Still something to be considered, though. She didn't raise a ruckus, her mom did [and rightly so].

I agree with your assessment other than the address thing. Maybe hitting on an old man is her/their idea of a Facebook entry or some weird thing. A 14er willingly getting together with a 44er?? Yuck. Maybe a Veyron was involved?

April 28, 2010 at 5:55 p.m.
concernedmom5 said...

Consensual sex between a grandfather and a 14-year old? Please!! This is by the far the most disgusting comment I've heard. The man is hunting down CHILDREN and having sex with them. This man has daughters and a granddaughter. If I were his wife, I would lock him out of the house! As for listing his address - good! All pedophiles should be outed so the rest of us will know not to take our children around them.

April 29, 2010 at 7:09 a.m.
rolando said...

Oh, I fully agree, concernedmom5. Please don't misread what I posted. I even agree with the address disclosure of CONVICTED pedophiles and pederasts.

But this guy hasn't even been TRIED, much less convicted...other than in your mind.

As you are probably well aware, early-teeners definitely have a mind -- and a will -- of their own, legal "age of consent" or no.

That's what our society has become and allows...girls her age routinely give birth these days [or have an abortion] without social stigma. They didn't get that way from a watermelon seed...

Maybe the girl was in dire need of, and searching for, a father figure and was an easy target for a predator...or who knows what? That's the point...who knows what.

Maybe Judge [Hang 'Em High] House will preside, in which case the accused will get the chair [figuratively].

April 29, 2010 at 8:08 a.m.
truthwillout said...

Sure, he’s not been convicted. YES, he deserves a fair trial, and I hope he gets one. But a mom has come forward with, and the cops also have, pretty damning evidence, including a witness now willing to say that Mr. Austin has a history of this behavior. And I applaud the mom for having the courage to NOT be bought off or intimidated by money and plastic badges.

Nope, they don’t get pregnant at ANY age from a watermelon seed….but a man whose “seed” is 45 years old OUGHT TO KNOW NOT TO PLOW A FIELD THAT YOUNG, PERIOD. And all us “farmers” here in these forums have the right and obligation to say so....or else this society will continue its decline into the madness where it preys upon and destroys its own children.

April 29, 2010 at 3:25 p.m.
Lefty said...

"And all us “farmers” here in these forums have the right and obligation to say so....or else this society will continue its decline into the madness where it preys upon and destroys its own children."

First you say he deserves a fair trial and then you follow with that? What obligation is it that you feel commenters on a website have? I hate to break it to you but you have vastly overestimated the importance of your role as angry mob on the internet.

Innocent until proven guilty means just that. Hasn't anyone learned anything from all the Tonya Craft "evidence?"

April 29, 2010 at 4:20 p.m.
InspectorBucket said...

Spot on, Rolando.

  • Ride hard * Shoot straight * Speak the Truth *
April 29, 2010 at 4:58 p.m.
truthwillout said...

Okay, so then Lefty and InspectorBucket, let me clarify:

Rolando seemed to imply that a 14-year old girl having "evidently CONSENSUAL" sex with a man 3 times her age somehow made the man's behavior excusable or the outrage of her mother unjustified...or the laws of this land unenforceable. That is the point I was addressing, and to which I directed my opinion, and used the metaphor he employed about the watermelon seed in a later post.

Excuse me if I have erred, I thought I had indeed stumbled into an opinion/comment forum where ideas may be freely expressed and addressed--not a court of law, which requires a trial and conviction--therefore I expressed my opinion...which is the following: based on the story so far, I think he's guilty. That's my opinion, and unless you've somehow teleported me to another country without my consent, I am entitled to it. JUST as in the Tonya Craft case, I HAVE an OPINION based on what knowledge I have of it from various sources; just as every normal person reading about this does. That doesn't mean I'm ready to lynch him, because the investigation is still unfolding, and I realize ANYTHING could be brought to light that could either convince me further...or convince me otherwise. And, by the way, I would not allow myself to sit on an actual jury on any case about which I HAD already formed an opinion, because he DOES deserve a fair trial. THIS FORUM IS NOT A TRIAL, however, and therefore I'll say what I think---and hopefully it will stand unless the moderators find it offensive.

Further, if convicted of this crime (which I would hope would indicate guilt sufficiently even for all of you who are saying that we apparently don't have the right to form an opinion yet), I think he should be punished to the full extent of the law. I think his child should be taken from him. I think he should have to be branded as a sex offender for the rest of his life so that he can't do this AGAIN.

I reiterate: a 45 year old man ought to leave 14 year old girls alone. Further, my opinion---in this opinion/comment forum is this: we as decent human beings have the obligation to state THAT fact...or is it NOT your opinions as well that 45 year old men should leave 14 year old girls alone? Perhaps you are Mr. Austin, or one of his kind? I have no problem with stating that it's wrong to break the law; I have no problem with expressing my opinion that I think he DID this. I also have no problem with you or anyone else thinking he did NOT do this...but I would HAVE a problem with you not thinking it's our obligation to point out that this kind of behavior is WRONG.

End of opinion. Disclaimer: no part of this opinion message is intended for use in a court of law or to sway anyone directly involved in the prosecution of this case.

April 29, 2010 at 8:35 p.m.
mommyof2kids said...

ok LEFTY I know who you are and I know you are part of this pedophile's family which also means you're related to that baby killer nathaniel hester because you've used a similar screen name before on another forum relating to the Hester murder case and you were defending that piece of crap here's the link ( look for the screen name leftaslide)

http://www.dreamindemon.com/2009/08/05/what-did-nathaniel-hester-do-to-his-child/

please stop spouting your BS you are defending child murderers and child rapist you are a very disturbed family please fall off the face of the earth. That is all

April 29, 2010 at 9:10 p.m.
rolando said...

Whoa! Ease off, dude/dudette...we all have the same rights here. You had your say, please allow us to express our opinions too, huh?

Our society, our courts, and our government condones and financially supports promiscuity, masturbation techniques, "experimental" sex, and exploring alternate life-styles -- you miss all that talk of teaching about homosexuality and lesbianism in the lower grades in school? How about the teacher demonstration of proper condom usage by fitting them on broomsticks and/or cucumbers in middle/high school classrooms? They treat these young girls as if they ARE able consent to the sex act...even in the face of the law.

So now you jump on some guy [and some girl, although you seem to forgive/forget about her]. They are merely following a DNA-imposed drive that cuts across all racial, age, income, and cultural boundaries. Studies show that given a choice, men worldwide choose a nubile, healthy-appearing, attractive, youthful female to bear their children. Females worldwide choose a healthy and wealthy male for their partner == in their case, to support them and their children. Whether or not they actually have children is immaterial...although that is why the human race now covers the globe. [Multiple sources. Google it. Or pretend I made it up. Don't make me no never mind...as my Loozie-anna relative says.]

It would not surprise me if the accused wore/bore visible signs of wealth...and the girl used makeup to advantage and to age herself.

None of the foregoing is intended to condone the guy's actions...or the girl's allowing it to occur. It just is. They were doing what Mother Nature hardwired into them...plus showing some pretty stupid decision-making.

I await the trial...

April 29, 2010 at 9:45 p.m.
Lefty said...

Paranoid much? I am not defending a person or a particular offense. I am against the lynch mob mentality that exists among some. I believe that a person has the right to a fair trail...and that you really have no idea who you are talking to.

April 29, 2010 at 9:56 p.m.
mommyof2kids said...

maybe not lefty and i agree with you that what people on the internet say really doesn't mean much but the evidence is pretty overwhelming I mean he pretty much admitted it during the call the cops had the little girl make. All I'm saying is this family seems to have a history of child abuse in one way or another and obviously have enough money/influence to get away with a lot (like a $15,000 bond for aggravated statutory rape and a $250,000 bond for felony murder both of which seems low to me) I really hope this man gets a fair trial and it is not swayed by either side

April 29, 2010 at 10:55 p.m.
Lefty said...

OK, I see your point, now hear what I have to say. He deserves the right to a fair trial. Period. That is all I am agruing. I have a daughter who is near that age, so if the man is guilty...put him under the jail. Prisoners have a way of ensuring justice for child molesters, and I am fine with that. All I am saying is let the guy have his fair chance. Let's just assume that the vast majority of us don't have all the facts. Some have more than others, but still not enough to be judge, jury, and executioner. Just wait. It will all come out. Then leave the judging to your personal god and the court system.

April 29, 2010 at 11:06 p.m.
mmm said...

well if lefty is related to this hester man that means he/she is related to gregory austin!!!That was mr austins wifes brother... in case you guys didnt know that. I no the accused and trust me he is one sick person, he prays not just on children but on anybody he can take advantage of. And i'm glad they finally got a charge he cant pay his way out of. He has had this coming for a long time! I knew numerous families that have been hurt by this man! If they really check closely intp his past they will find another female that played on his softball team that was underage he was caught sleeping with.

April 29, 2010 at 11:42 p.m.
InspectorBucket said...

You have brilliantly, superbly, and ever-so-thoroughly missed the point.

Point out that as policy this behavior is wrong, destructive, stupid, &c. That is understood.

But you chose the case of an untried and unconvicted citizen upon which to ride a hobbyhorse of your own making. And that, my dear, is UNTRUTH.

April 30, 2010 at 12:15 a.m.
InspectorBucket said...

Well, if you are called to testify and make sworn statement of witness under oath with penalty of imprisonment for perjury, then a judge and a jury will listen.

"We" and "you" do not matter in the least. This is neither Oprah nor American Idol.

After all, you could be a troll or a plant, anybody's friend or anybody's worst nightmare, delighting in spreading misinformation.

April 30, 2010 at 12:21 a.m.
Lefty said...

Ok class, basic reading comprehension time. We just established that I am not related to any of these people. I happen to share part of a screen name with someone on another website. However, this perfectly proves my point about lynch mob mentalitiy. Let's start with what you had:1)suspicion, 2) possibly two brain cells to rub together,3)you saw a word that you had seen somewhere else before and then had this monologue take place in your brain: "Hey, he's a witch let's burn him...naw, uh, he's a rapist, let's tar and feather him, naw that ain't it. Well heck he has got to be a Methodist or something...STRING EM UP." Amazingly close I'm sure. BTW I hate to bust up such a well thought out conspiracy, but my screen name is Lefty because....wait for it...I'm Liberal (left wing). Glad we got that behind us.

April 30, 2010 at 12:23 a.m.
mommyof2kids said...

lefty - yeah i kinda figured you were a liberal (i am as well) I thought i cleared up that i was mistaken about your identity sorry that apparently I did a poor job but I know this man personally and believe me he's guilty everyone knows it I'm not trying to be a part of a lynch mob I just hate to see this go unpunished because someone has enough $ and influence. This family is arrogant and evil they think they can do whatever they want and pay people to make it go away- including rape and murder, the point I'm trying to make is that they need to be stopped.

mmm- wow it sounds like you know the family well I'm interested to know if you know anymore details about these other little girls

InspectorBucket- you sound like a friend or relative I went through some of the murder sites about nathaniel's case and can see clearly that the family i.e. Hesters/Austins seem to take turns defending the accused It's obvious I expect to see many more comments on the articles about Greg claiming innocent until proven guilty (a similar technique was used on the articles about nathaniel)

what I haven't seen is them giving away their identities yet and getting into an all out smack talking session with the family of the victim yet(kinda glad but it would make comments more interesting to read - my favorite comment was from Jennifer (greg's wife) telling Kristen (the mom of the murdered child)that her family had more class in their little finger than she had in her whole body LOL WHO'S CLASSY NOW?

April 30, 2010 at 1:46 a.m.
truthwillout said...

Inspectorbucket: thanks for your opinion. I expressed mine; you expressed yours-civil discourse in a civilized society. I'm sorry you feel I missed the point as I was making my OWN point, responding to Rolando's post. I took his point as: society has allowed (and I conclude he/she surmises that society therefore condones) the kind of behavior wherein a man 45/a girl 14 having sex is "understandable" based on biology. Making the point-that the BEHAVIOR is condemnable-was addressed more to Rolando's comment about the behavior itself, rather than to this specific case.

However, as to my "choosing" this case to ride a hobby horse of my own making-where do I err? I thought I was indeed on a comment board ABOUT THIS CASE. Thus I, apparently wrongly, assumed that comments and opinions ABOUT THIS CASE could/should be registered by concerned citizens. I apologize for any incorrect assumptions. However, I will point out your error in saying that I'm posting "untruths"; all I have posted is MY OPINION, which I clearly labelled as such...and it is TRUE that these are my opinions.

April 30, 2010 at 4:09 a.m.
truthwillout said...

MY point--attempted/apparently NOT made in Inspectorbucket’s opinion--is that civil society, as it has evolved, has enacted laws to help us aspire to our better natures-rather than wallow in our baser ones. Sex with a minor is illegal (a fact) and immoral (my opinion). I don't disagree with whatever science Rolando posts here; but other google searches can be made to back up claims that just about ANY crime "is understandable". But those "facts" make it no less a crime and no less horrific to those of us who find it disgusting. As a society, we have laws AGAINST this animalistic behavior; those of us who are NOT pedophiles should condemn the behavior--as others on here have. This is my opinion-to which I am entitled-as Inspectorbucket is entitled to his/hers-and Rolando to his/hers.

I disagree with the statement that "we"/"you" “don't matter in the least“. I don't think we have to be on American Idol or Oprah to make a difference in our world, and I sincerely hope that money or fame are not requirements for our opinions or comments to count or matter. We're NOT holding court here; we're commenting on an event that has happened in our community. It's certainly NOT something we asked to have to deal with-but here it is, and it-and how each of us reacts to it-DOES matter. Edmund Burke's quote: "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing" comes to mind. To me DISCUSSION is part of the process of civic-and civil-life. Inspectorbucket, perhaps you come down on the side that believes the evil done here is against the accused; so be it--that is as valid a point of discussion as my “little hobby horse” at which you scoff.

I AGREE with this: anybody on here "could be a troll...a plant, anybody's friend or...worst nightmare, delighting in spreading misinformation". If anyone's spreading MISinformation-that's wrong-they should stop. But venting personal knowledge and personal opinion-again, I thought that's what these comment forums were for. People who believe in and support this man should be able to do so; people who don't should be able to express their opinions as well. Discussing passionate feelings against the behavior while also believing that he’s guilty of this does NOT make us a lynch mob…it makes us human beings who are discussing our beliefs. If anyone changes the conversation to ACTING on these beliefs that is NOT in compliance with the law---well, THAT is wrong (as a FACT of law and in my OPINION).

April 30, 2010 at 4:12 a.m.
concernedmom5 said...

My fear is that since the man is president of an internet/telecommunications company that he was able to hack into children's accounts to find his prey. He would easily be able to find out who is most vulnerable and where they hang out at. Also, I would like to say that a 14 year old is still a child and a minor. They are not wise to the ways of the world and the evil that some men can do. They are still in school, still growing (physically and emotionally)and cannot make informed decisions about major things in their lives. Children do not vote, cannot make a decision about buying alcohol or cigarettes. I would say the most important thing in a 14 year old girl's head is getting her nails done and downloading songs to her iPod. Adults that supervise children should help them to make good decisions and mentor them to grow up to be good, responsible adults. In other words, you can't say that a 14-year old girl had consensual sex and you can't say that a married grandfather didn't realize that he was doing something wrong.

April 30, 2010 at 6:38 a.m.
BOOBOO99 said...

A sexual predators address is public record all sexual predators who report to the state list their address on the website...This guy dont have no Rights!!!!!

April 30, 2010 at 9:21 a.m.
Lefty said...

Hey BOOB, I hate to break it to you, but until this guy is convicted of something he has the same rights as you and I. Maybe he'll exercise his right to avoid double negatives.

April 30, 2010 at 9:24 a.m.
BOOBOO99 said...

Hey Lefty, Well this guy is guilty. a lot of evidence, I bet you support Tonya Craft too ...HUh ..You must support your kind of people...You are sick too...

April 30, 2010 at 9:29 a.m.
Lefty said...

My mistake, I thought I was having a discussion with a sane person who just happened to be mildly illiterate. Apparently literacy isn't your biggest issue. I am impressed that you knew I was sick. Are you a doctor? What do you recommend for a cold?

April 30, 2010 at 9:35 a.m.
cornbread said...

Hey Boob!I've known Greg for years unfortunately and your right he's guilty as heck!!He is a sexual predator to all WOMEN!!I hope he gets what he deserves and cant buy his way out like he has in the past!!

April 30, 2010 at 9:55 a.m.
InspectorBucket said...

It is really quite simple to be more rational.

And that cultivation of reason serves Justice.

Good detective work and prosecution should and would follow that lead.

But "fear" and other emotive responses are the downfall of judicial process.

"Mothers" and "Fathers" and Grandparents and Tooth-fairies are irrelevant to the case. Such pleas play well on cable television shows, stirring the heart and tear glands, but you cannot see the truth when you are wincing and weeping.

Focus.

Prosecute according to the evidence.

Do justice, no more and no less.

April 30, 2010 at 11:39 a.m.
InspectorBucket said...

Brilliant gambit. That is called an ad hominem attack. Look it up under "logical fallacy."

Try using reason.

April 30, 2010 at 11:43 a.m.
nurseforjustice said...

I agree with Inspector. As with any case, all evidence needs to be presented before conclusions are made.

I know Inspector does not need me to defend him but if there is anyone "fair" on these boards, it is InspectorBucket. If you follow his postings you would realize that.

April 30, 2010 at 11:43 a.m.
truthwillout said...

Where is the courtroom sign posted?--I must have missed it. Since when is following "judicial process" a requirement to form an opinion or post it on a comment/opinion board?? We're discussing our opinions about the man, the case, the situation. Realistically--dare I say rationally??-- all evidence cannot BE presented here--so by nurseforjustice's reasoning--NO ONE posting here would ever be able to draw -- or, by implication -- post a conclusion.

I don't agree with your opinion that emotions ON AN OPINION BOARD prevent normal people from seeing the truth--but you've got the right to express that opinion, even when you disparage others for FEELING emotions about such a volatile issue. No one on here is doing detective work or prosecuting the case--they're discussing their opinions....and with most folks I know, opinions generally involve SOME emotion. Unless I missed the notice that we've already turned to a dictatorial government where the free exchange of ideas and opinions is NOT allowed, then I don't understand why someone expressing an OPINION--whether you deem it as formed "rationally" or "emotionally"--is a bad thing. You say you're basing your comments on rational thinking--great. Those of us who have "feelings" and "concerns" and base our OPINION of this story upon those same things--plus the information in the news reports that PRESENT EVIDENCE OF WRONGDOING on the part of this man--why, we're allowed to do that, just as you're allowed to think it's stupid to do so.

How "fair" is it to disparage someone's opinion because they "fear" for the safety of children? I understand your call for calm and rational thinking; I do NOT understand your equating concerned mothers, fathers, and grandparents with the tooth fairy and stating that they are "irrelevant to the case"...it is the very ACT of an (apparently) emotional mother that found the text messages that got this case going in the first place. Yes, it remains to be seen IN A COURT OF LAW whether the evidence shows him guilty or not....but, like it or not, this IS a forum of OPINION....and whether expressed emotionally, rationally, and agreeing OR disagreeing with you--they all have the right to say what they think...and without being called "irrelevant".

April 30, 2010 at 1:31 p.m.
rolando said...

truthwillout -- somewhere up there you accurately said that sex with a person below the age of consent is illegal...and immoral. I fully agree with both of those. That is not the issue.

Fact is, until convicted of a crime this guy has certain rights -- the same as me and thee. SCOTUS ruled that one of those is a right to privacy. Disclosure of his address at this point could violate that right.

One final thought -- it wasn't long ago at all in this country that marriage between a girl her age and a man his age was quite common. Death in child birth was common. A wealthy man could afford a large family which meant a number of wives [one at a time]. Marriages were arranged; she wouldn't necessarily have been his first wife. Life was hard on women. Which facts do not make them right...they are merely life.

Apparently it is the age difference that really bothers you...what if he was 18? It would still be the same crime with different circumstances and penalties. Would you feel the same? How about if the sexes were reversed -- he was a buff 14, she was a 44 year old "cougar"...or maybe an 18 year old?

What then?

Personal perception is everything...but it isn't cast in concrete. Or it isn't supposed to be.

April 30, 2010 at 6:11 p.m.
truthwillout said...

Rolando, I assume you're directing your comment about this man's rights elsewhere, since the only opinion I've expressed so far about his rights is his right to a fair trial. Unless or until he's tried and convicted, he definitely DOES have the same legal rights as all non-incarcerated American citizens--which I presume describes everyone on this forum. We're in total agreement here.

And I "get" that it was NOT YOUR point about the legality or morality, but about his rights. MY point, however WAS about the legality/morality of this. We're talking about different aspects of this case here, and I'm actually agreeing with you on the rights thing. I also meant to comment on the posting of his address on here--which was your original comment. I've looked around at the online arrest reports of area newspapers, and this isn't the only place where a complete address is listed for someone arrested for a crime. Full addresses are listed in numerous places for various arrests. If it DOES violate a privacy issue--then it's being violated a LOT--not just in this article. If this is the normal practice of this news site, then the reporter would have merely been following standard procedure. The wisdom of this practice is certainly a valid point of discussion.

In answer to the age difference question--what bothers me is that the girl is LEGALLY a minor, and he is WAY old enough to know better. (Yes, at this point I'm expressing MY OPINION that I think he's probably guilty.) He's got kids of his own older than this girl. And, NO, in my opinion, it would NOT be any more legal or moral for the woman to be the elder and the child be a boy. A "buff" 14 year old boy is STILL a boy. And it's still illegal--and SHOULD be. Pedophilia is pedophilia and statutory rape is statutory rape regardless of the gender of the victim/perpetrator. The vast age difference DOES sicken me--as it apparently does others reading this story. And it is even addressed by the very law that he has been charged with as having violated....the fact that he's more than so many years older than her (I think the law said 20 or more) is what made the charge "Aggravated Statutory Rape". Even the law apparently allows for "degree of disgust" with this crime. But you ask if it would bother me less if it was an 18 year old...well, it would DISGUST me less--yes. But it would still "bother" me because it's still a crime. An 18 year old boy is NOT yet a "man", in many cases, it can be argued...but four years age difference in the teen years is like night and day. Again, where the age-break is at which this becomes a crime, or degree of a crime, is a valid point of discussion.

BTW, thank you for the civil discourse, even though we're disagreeing on some points.

April 30, 2010 at 8:24 p.m.
concernedmom5 said...

You are right,Rolando. Sexual mores differ in times and countries. If we lived in certain African tribes, we would prefer same sex relationships. If we lived in ancient times, we could legally have sex with our slaves, no matter their age or gender. However, we have evolved (or some of us have), and any normal person would realize that sex between a creepy little old man and a 14 year old student is just plain wrong and disgusting.

April 30, 2010 at 8:52 p.m.
concernedmom5 said...

...and while you're correcting grammar, Lefty, realize that you had a grammatical error in your sentence. Figure it out.

April 30, 2010 at 8:54 p.m.
concernedmom5 said...

...and InspectorBucket, or whatever, I hope people do wince and weep over this. I do wonder where the creep finds his prey. Other parents should wonder, too. Have you become so desensitized by violence and pornography that you can't or won't find this situation repulsive? It's like the spokesperson for Hamilton County stated on the news, "This is a dangerous situation." I hope this man goes to prison and gets to become someone's little 14-year old girl.

April 30, 2010 at 9:11 p.m.
HiDef said...

concernedmom, I don't speak for inspectorbucket or anybody else on here but I think the point he/she and rolando are trying to get across is that the accused is entitled to a fair trial before anyone passes judgement. You are not affording the accused this right. You have already convicted him in your own mind and that is irrational.

Is sex with a minor illegal and wrong by today's standard? Of course. Nobody is trying to argue otherwise so stop being so defensive. Lastly, do you find it hypocritical that you condone prison rape or is that okay since he's a criminal and well, it should be allowed in prison?

April 30, 2010 at 10:33 p.m.
Oz said...

Rolando... The Times Free Press and The Chattanoogan both post the daily booking report from the County Jail. The address for everyone processed at the County Jail is reported.

WTVC reported this guy coached a girls softball team the Austin Eagles. (I have heard, he coached girls softball for 5 plus years but has not coached in 3 years.)

http://www.newschannel9.com/news/statutory-990780-charged-year.html

April 30, 2010 at 10:51 p.m.
concernedmom5 said...

HiDef- Obviously the guy will get a trial. That isn't to be debated. This is simply a forum where we get to voice our opinion. That's mine. As for condoning prison rape - I'm simply saying that once he is in prison - sex in there will be about as consensual as his was with a 14-year old. If everyone got shut down for their opinions because there hasn't been a trial yet - there would be no reason to even furnish a comment section on these newspaper stories.

May 1, 2010 at 11:25 a.m.
wrongmary said...

For all the blind...she wasn't the only child. There were at least two others. Therefore, he is guilty. He even payed them. All his info should be handed out. He is a sick freak who has destroyed children and should have to pay. In biblical times there would be NO debate....he would already be stoned. Just saying.

May 10, 2010 at 11:25 a.m.
concerned1 said...

Does anyone have an update his court date was yesterday

May 25, 2010 at 7:55 a.m.
joetheplumber said...

Daina - I only hope you step up and tell them what he did with your childhood. It is time for you to help stop this. You see Greg is out of control and needs to be punished. THE BALL IS IN YOUR COURT maybe Herb and Lamar can become men and step up also...

February 7, 2012 at 10:57 p.m.
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