More sex crime charges against ex-softball coach

Thomas Galloway already charged with sexual assault of former player

Thomas Galloway
A mug shot of Thomas Galloway, provided by the Ottawa County Jail. (March 21, 2016)

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — A former girls’ softball coach charged in connection with a sexual assault on a 13-year-old who was on his Ottawa County team in 2012 has been ordered to stand trial.

Additional charges also were filed Tuesday against 44-year-old Thomas Galloway at his preliminary examination in a Grand Haven courtroom.

Galloway is scheduled to be arraigned April 25 in circuit court on four counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Authorities have said charges were brought after the girl, now 17, told a parent.

Defense Attorney David Zessin said in court Tuesday that the girl’s story was inconsistent and had conflicting details.

Galloway was the founder of a group of traveling softball teams, and a coach until his recent resignation. A judge ordered him to stay away from the team’s Allendale facility.

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