Former Ooltewah coach Andre 'Tank' Montgomery could spend nearly a year in prison

Ooltewah High School head basketball coach Andre "Tank" Montgomery rubs his eye during a brief intermission from his preliminary hearing in Hamilton County Juvenile Court on Feb. 25.

The first indictment in the Ooltewah High School rape case was handed down Wednesday, as the Hamilton County Grand Jury indicted the school's head basketball coach, Andre "Tank" Montgomery, on four counts of failing to report child sexual abuse.

Montgomery was chaperoning the boys' basketball team just days before Christmas at a rental cabin in Gatlinburg, Tenn., when four boys were allegedly raped with pool sticks by three of their teammates, according to Hamilton County District Attorney Neal Pinkston. One 15-year-old was injured so severely he required emergency surgery.

According to previous court testimony, Montgomery never reported the incident to the Tennessee Department of Children's Services, as required by law.

Failure to report child sexual abuse is a Class A misdemeanor in Tennessee and carries a sentence of up to 11 months, 29 days behind bars.