West Tennessee Track Coach In Knox Court on Rape Charges

Knoxville (WVLT) - A West Tennessee youth minister and track coach, charged with raping a teenager, is in a Knox County courtroom.

Forty-four-year-old Timothy Byars of Dyersburg pleaded not guilty to the charges against him late last year.

Byars was arrested November 18th after a Dyersburg student told her parents he had raped her.

Authorities say Byars brought his two teenage daughters, the 14-year-old victim and the victim's older sister from to Knoxville to compete in the Amateur Athletic Union Southeast Cross Country Championships.

We'll have the latest from the courtroom coming up on VolunteerTV.com.