Ooltewah substitute teacher and coach investigated for soliciting minor

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Officials with Sevier County Juvenile Court said a transfer hearing will be held March 15 to determine if one of the individuals charged in connection with the rape of an Ooltewah High School 15-year-old will be transferred to adult court.Three former Ooltewah High School basketball players, two 16-year-olds and a 17-year-old are charged with aggravated rape and aggravated assault of a 15-year-old teammate on Dec. 22.According to sources involved in the investigation, the 17-year-old has turned 18 since the alleged crime was committed.Court documents say the then 17-year-old penetrated the victim with a pool cue, while the the 16-year-olds held him down.

Law enforcement officials in Collegedale and Hamilton County are investigating an Ooltewah High School football coach and substitute teacher for admitted inappropriate conduct with students.