TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Dec 19, 2016

Charges were dismissed Friday against a former Tennessee high school basketball coach who was accused of failing to report child sexual abuse after a freshman player was assaulted by older teammates during a tournament in Gatlinburg, the Johnson City Press reports. Hamilton County Criminal Court Judge Don Poole ruled that the underlying law prosecutors used to charge the coach did not apply because it targets abuse by parents or other residents living in the same household as the victim. The district attorney’s office said it would ask the state attorney general to review the decision for potential appeal.