Docs: Former coach continued inappropriate relationships after being charged

Court documents show Thomas Galloway had inappropriate relationships with two other minors on the team, according to Ottawa County prosecutors.

GRAND HAVEN, MICH. - Court documents show Thomas Galloway had inappropriate relationships with two other minors on the softball team he once coached.

One of those relationships continued after Galloway was arrested and charged, according to those documents. In March 2016, Thomas Galloway was charged for sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl on his former softball team in 2012.

Newly revealed phone messages with a different underage softball player in October 2014. One message shows Galloway saying this to the girl: "Told her I'm hooking up with one of you this winter. Whoever sends the hottest pic first wins."

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Documents also show a conversation in August 2016 with another underage girl who Galloway formerly coached.

Galloway says: "You ever send anyone else pics like that" 

The teen replies: "Not like that one. That one was just for you."

Galloway goes onto to say: "Wait...have you sent naughty pics to anyone? I hope not cause you know guys spread that (expletive) around and send it to other people. Don't ever trust anyone like that. Can't tell you what that pic did to me."

An off-duty sheriff's captain spotted Galloway with the same 17-year-old girl at an Allendale Peppino's in September. At that time, he violated bond for a third time by drinking, according to documents.

Investigators seized Galloway's phone through a search warrant, revealing more than 600 text messages with the girl.

In one text message from August, Galloway says: "Well just don't dump me tonight cause I can't handle that right now. Will you wait a few days maybe if your gonna."

The teen responds: "I'm not going to do that I'm sorry I made you feel that way."

Just days before being busted for bond violation in Allendale, documents show Galloway wrote another message to that 17 year old.

Galloway says: "I'm saying do they know you have a guy."

The teen responds: "No they don't."

Then Galloway says: "A guy you've been seeing I guess. Still don't know what I am to you Lol."

Now, a judge will have to decide if any of that  evidence will be allowed in court.

Galloway's defense attorney is challenging the evidence saying there was no need for Galloway's phone to be seized.

He says Galloway did not violate conditions of bond by meeting with the 17 year old. His bond requires that he not have contact with a girl 16 years and under or with the alleged victim.

The hearing is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 18.

(© 2016 WZZM)


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