Source: Player convicted of raping teammate set for release

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A person familiar with the case says the Tennessee high school basketball player convicted of aggravated rape of a freshman teammate will be released from custody next month.

The person says the juvenile defendant has been in custody since late December and will remain there until Nov. 21. Two other Ooltewah High School players convicted on juvenile charges of aggravated assault were sentenced to 60 days in custody.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because Tuesday’s sentencing was closed to the public and no ruling was announced immediately afterward. The defendants’ names haven’t been released because they were in juvenile court.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press first reported the information.

Gatlinburg police say the players assaulted a teammate Dec. 22 with a pool cue.