Former Ooltewah athlete spending less than a year in custody for rape conviction

Two other teens charged in connection with the assault on a teammate are going free after 60 more days in juvenile detention

Sevier County Courthouse

SEVIER COUNTY, Tenn. - The former Ooltewah High School student convicted of raping his basketball teammate with a pool cue will be released from custody Nov. 21, having spent less than a year in juvenile detention, according to a source who attended his sentencing.

His criminal record also will be wiped clean as part of his sentencing Tuesday in Sevier County Juvenile Court, where he received a more lenient sentence than if his case had been transferred to adult court. He is the oldest of the three assailants convicted in connection with the rape - he turned 18 soon after the December attack.

Sevier County Juvenile Court Judge Jeff Rader denied multiple requests by the Times Free Press to be allowed inside the courtroom Tuesday.