Judge says high school basketball sex case can go forward

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A judge has ruled there's enough probable cause to proceed with charges against three Tennessee high school officials facing allegations they failed to report the sexual abuse of school basketball players by teammates.

Ooltewah High School basketball coach Andre Montgomery, assistant coach Karl Williams and athletic director Allard Nayadley each pleaded not guilty Monday.

Hamilton County Juvenile Court Judge Robert Philyaw issued his ruling at the end of a preliminary hearing that revealed more details about the Dec. 22 incident. The case now goes before a grand jury.

The Hamilton County District Attorney's Office filed an affidavit last month saying four players were "subjected to apparent sexual assault" at a Gatlinburg cabin.

Gatlinburg Police charged three Ooltewah players with the aggravated rape of one player.