UPDATE: Judge appointed to football player rape case in Grundy County


A Coffee County judge has been named to oversee the attempted rape case surrounding football players in Grundy County.

A spokesperson for the Tennessee Administrative Office of Court said Judge Tim Brock was named to the case. Brock will schedule a conference with attorneys.

The next court date for the five students charged is still set for Nov. 15, but Brock could decide to change that after talking with attorneys.

Meanwhile, Grundy County Sheriff Clint Shrum told WTVC in Chattanooga that the department has subpoenaed Director of Schools Jessie Kinsey. Kinsey has 30 days to respond. Shrum said this is a standard procedure.

The students met around 5 a.m. on a Wednesday to work out on the morning that the alleged incident took place. Following the workout session, officials said the victim was thrown to the ground and held down by several students as another assaulted the freshman football player with a dust mop's metal handle.

Grundy County Sheriff Shrum said one of the students took video of the incident on their phone. In the video, you can clearly hear the victim shouting 'Stop! Stop!' That video was handed over to the TBI.

The victim's parents took him to the hospital and would not elaborate on how seriously the 15-year-old had been hurt.

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