Greg Austin, 44, was arrested Thursday, Oct. 14, and charged with child molestation. Authorities say he took three teenage girls to the Super 8 Motel on LaFayette Road in Fort Oglethorpe.
The girls left with Austin from Battlewood Apartments Fort Oglethorpe and went to the motel thinking that they were going to a party. One girl, 17 years old, claims Austin raped her in a hotel room, while one girl was in the bathroom and the other girl watched.
Austin has not been charged with rape. The molestation charge stems from the girl watching the alleged rape.
The incident report also states that one of the three girls was paid $50 by Austin for bringing the other girls to the motel room.
Austin was released from the Catoosa County jail on Friday, Oct. 15, after posting a $10,000 bond.
Catoosa magistrate Vic Wells said he was unaware of Austin’s past criminal history at the time he set his bond.
At the time of his arrest on Oct. 14, Austin was out of jail on $15,000 bond in Tennessee, stemming from an arrest in April in which he was charged with having sex with a 14-year-old girl, also in a motel setting.
Austin is due to appear before Wells at 10 a.m. Monday at the Catoosa County Courthouse.
Austin is former president of CTC Technologies in Chattanooga. He was also appointed, under former Hamilton County (Tenn.) sheriff Billy Long, as a special deputy.