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Cheer coach facing more charges after story of first arrest

1 year 8 months 1 week ago September 15, 2015 Sep 15, 2015 Tuesday, September 15 2015 September 15, 2015 5:43 PM in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Deputies added additional sex charges to the ones a cheer coach already faced.

Jason Galjour was booked into jail for a second time Tuesday. The most recent arrest stems from a new victim who said she decided to come forward after seeing the story of Galjour's first arrest on a television newscast. 

On September 9, Galjour was arrested on forcible rape charges. The victim reported the crime four years after it happened. She said Galjour forced himself on her after a party at his house when his wife was out of town.

Deputies said the victim told them she'd been sexually assaulted before, and went through trauma counseling before deciding to pursue charges against Galjour.

Galjour is listed with the state as manager of Precision Athletes in Baton Rouge.

The second victim to come forward said Galjour assaulted her multiple times between March 2012 and June 2012 after saying he had been waiting for her to turn 18. The allegations were revealed in the arrest report that was filed with the jail when Galjour was booked. He was released after posting a $100,000 bond.

The victim said she was assaulted five times: three times at Galjour's home, a fourth at another house and a fifth at the cheer leading gym when the victim said Galjour was supposed to be giving her private lessons.

"I have not had the opportunity to look into the new allegations yet, but we will be," Tommy D'Amcio, Galjour's attorney, said when reached by phone Tuesday evening. D'Amico said he was out of town dealing with another criminal case when Galjour turned himself in.

"I was aware of the arrest was going to be made, and my office turned him in," D'Amico said.

The new charges are for five counts of forcible rape.

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