New charges sought against former Ooltewah basketball players

Staff Photo by Kendi Anderson / The Sevier county courthouse is seen in Sevierville, Tenn.
photo Ooltewah High School head basketball coach Andrew "Tank" Montgomery has his hands full not only with his team but now with the rape and assault charges leveled at three of his now-dismissed players.

SEVIER COUNTY, Tenn. - The mother of an Ooltewah High School basketball player has asked that additional charges be filed against the three teens accused of raping and assaulting a 15-year-old teammate.

The mother said her son was one of the boys who was kicked, punched and hit with a pool cue by the three teammates during the team's trip to play in the Smoky Mountain Classic basketball tournament. She said officials in Sevier County interviewed her and her son, and Gatlinburg Detective Rodney Burns served the new charges to the boys Thursday.