SPRING LAKE, MICH. — A 44-year-old softball coach has been arrested for alleged sexual assault.
Thomas Barnes Galloway, of Spring Lake Township, was taken into custody Monday morning by the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies say the investigation began more than two weeks ago.
Galloway is the founder and operator of the West Michigan fast pitch softball organization, the Michigan Sabercats. The travel organization coaches girls on multiple teams from ages 8-18.
The victim and former player was 13 at the time of the alleged assault.
A Sabercats’ letter distributed to parents reads that Galloway was removed from his current coaching and board positions, including removing him from the website and social media accounts.
“This emergency committee remains in place with the priority to protect and educate the players in absolute hopes of preventing any form of this from occurring in any aspect of life,” the letter reads, in part.
Galloway is being held at the Ottawa County jail on a $75,000 cash bond.
The case remains under investigation.
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