published Monday, March 26th, 2012

Chattanooga: Former tech company president gets six months jail time for statutory rape

Greg Austin, former president of Chattanooga-based CTC technology company
Greg Austin, former president of Chattanooga-based CTC technology company
Photo by Contributed Photo /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Hamilton County Criminal Court Judge Don Poole sentenced a former Chattanooga tech company president to six months in jail on a total two-year sentence for guilty pleas on two counts of aggravated statutory rape.

Greg Austin, 46, had pleaded guilty to two counts of statutory rape, court officials say. The ex-president of CTC Technology performed sex acts on April 23, 2010, with two girls, both of whom were students at East Ridge Middle School at the time, police records show.

Austin faces separate charges in Georgia. Those still are pending.

Read more in tomorrow’s Times Free Press.

about Todd South...

Todd South covers courts, poverty, technology, military and veterans for the Times Free Press. He has worked at the paper since 2008 and previously covered crime and safety in Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia. Todd’s hometown is Dodge City, Kan. He served five years in the U.S. Marine Corps and deployed to Iraq before returning to school for his journalism degree from the University of Georgia. Todd previously worked at the Anniston (Ala.) Star. Contact ...

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