Cheer coach arrested after allegations of rape in Baton Rouge
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - According to documents from the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, a Baton Rouge man has been arrested and charged with second degree rape. The man, Jason Paul Galjour, 36, a cheer coach and manager at Precision Athletes in Baton Rouge and Walker, has been released from the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison after posting a $50,000 bond.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, a victim who was recently attending trauma counseling decided she wanted to come forward and pursue criminal charges against Galjour about a rape that happened in July 2011.
The victim told deputies she and four other individuals went to Galjour's house to "hang out for the evening," which was common. The document also states Galjour's wife was not home at the time.
The victim states in the affidavit she became tired and went to lay down in the guest bedroom. Sometime later that evening, she states she was awakened by Galjour rubbing his hands on her body. She said Galjour told her "I know you want this" and "Let's get this done." She said he also said "I'll take care of you."
She told deputies she told him she didn't want to do "this." That is when she said Galjour held her down. The victim states she did not resist because she was scared and she "froze."
The affidavit says Galjour forced her to have sex, then left the room without saying anything to her. She told deputies she left the house without speaking to anyone else. She told deputies two of the other people at the house were sleeping in Galjour's bedroom, and the other two were sleeping in the living room of the house.
Deputies contacted Galjour on August 28, 2015 and was asked to meet with officials. He stated he was unavailable so the meeting was scheduled for September 2, 2015. On September 1, 2015, Galjour's attorney contacted the deputy and said Galjour would not be attending the meeting. Another meeting was scheduled for September 8, 2015, but was also canceled. The attorney told deputies they knew what the meeting was about and there was no need for them to meet "just so Galjour could deny doing it."
When WAFB contacted Precision Athletes Thursday afternoon, they would not comment on the situation and directed us to contact Galjour's attorney Tommy Damico.
We are currently awaiting for a statement from Damico, however he told The Advocate "It never happened. We absolutely deny that there's any involvement with my client at all."
Galjour was arrested and booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on September 9, 2015. He bonded out on the same day.
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