RINGGOLD, CATOOSA COUNTY (WRCB) - Proceedings to revoke bond for an Ooltewah man accused of child sex crimes were put in motion Tuesday.
Greg Austin was arrested last week, charged with child molestation. Fort Oglethorpe investigators say he took three girls to a motel room. The mother of a 17-year-old girl told police he forced her daughter to have sex with him, while a 13-year-old girl watched.
According to the incident report the 15-year-old who was with them locked herself in the bathroom.
It's the second time this year, Greg Austin, has been charged with sex crimes.
The judge who granted him bond in the most recent incident says he might not have done so if he knew about the other charges.
Magistrate Judge Vic Wells says he wasn't aware of Austin's previous statutory rape charge out of Hamilton County until Monday.
Wells says he performed Austin's bond hearing via computer, not knowing Austin's previous charge.
"We're extremely excited," says Heather Knight, mother of the 17-year-old who claims Greg Austin forced her to have sex.
"I said to my daughter I've got some good news and I hope it makes you happy," Knight said Tuesday. "I told her 'they're gonna revoke his bond', she had tears coming out of her eyes."
Austin has not been charged with rape. The 17-year-old alleges it happened at a Super 8 Motel in Fort Oglethorpe last Monday. Austin was arrested on Thursday and charged with child molestation, accused of having sex with the 17-year-old in front of a 13-year-old.
Austin's bond was set a $10,000. Austin was released Friday, something that has caused the mother and her daughter to lose sleep.
"I'm actually gonna be able to sleep tonight," Knight says.