Chattanooga technology company's ex-president pleads guilty to raping underage girls

Chattanooga technology company's ex-president pleads guilty to raping underage girls

September 8th, 2011 by Staff Report in News

Greg Austin, former president of Chattanooga-based CTC technology company

A former president of Chattanooga-based CTC technology company pleaded guilty Wednesday to having sex with two underage girls.

Greg Austin, 45, pleaded guilty in Hamilton County Criminal Court to two counts of aggravated statutory rape, said prosecutor Neal Pinkston and Austin's attorney Lee Davis.

Austin will receive a two-year sentence, said Pinkston and Davis. Judge Don Poole will determine how Austin serves his sentence at a hearing scheduled for Dec. 12.

Austin also will have to register as a sex offender, Pinkston said.

As the facts were announced in court, Pinkston said, Austin met with two underage girls in April 2010 and had sex with them. One of the girls' mothers found text messages about the relationship and alerted the sheriff's office, he said.

Austin also has been indicted in Catoosa County on a charge of pandering for a person under 18.

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