Sheriff’s Office: Manager of Walker athletics training center accused in rape of employee _lowres

Jason Galjour, 36

The manager of a Walker-based sports training company has been accused in the rape of a female employee in 2011, according to an East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office report.

Jason Galjour, 36, of Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison Wednesday on one count of second-degree rape.

According to a sheriff’s report, the woman had been hanging out with at least four friends at Galjour’s home during summer 2011. One night after falling asleep, she said she woke up to Galjour rubbing his hands on her and telling her, “Let’s get this done,” according to the report.

When the woman told Galjour, “I don’t want to do this,” Galjour told her, “I’ll take care of you,” according to the report, and held her down while he forced himself on her.

The employee told investigators that she didn’t resist because she was scared that Galjour would hurt her and she had experienced a previous sexual assault, according to the report.

The woman contacted sheriff’s deputies Aug. 25, telling them that she was attending trauma counseling and wanted to come forward and pursue criminal charges.

According to a business license registered with the state of Louisiana, Galjour is the manager of Precision Athletics, a Walker-based company offering training in cheerleading, wrestling and other sports.

“It never happened,” said Tommy Damico, Galjour’s attorney. “We absolutely deny that there’s any involvement with my client at all.”

A woman answering the phone at Precision Athletics said Thursday, “We have no comment at this time,” when asked about Galjour’s employment status there.

Galjour, 2372 Ferndale Ave., was arrested Wednesday after cancelling two meetings with deputies to discuss the allegations.

He was released that night after posting $50,000 bail.