Pasco Sheriff’s Office arrested a softball coach for the Lady Hawks club softball team today for several crimes related to sex with minors. Matthew Galhouse, 40, was arrested for Sexual Battery with a Victim between 12 and 18, Sexual Activity with a Suspect over 24 and a Victim aged 16/17, Promoting Sexual Activity with a Victim 16 years or Younger, Traveling to Meet a Minor and Stalking, after engaging in illegal activities with a victim who was a member of the softball team.
PSO began an investigation into Galhouse after a victim reported the illegal acts to PSO on Aug. 17. Beginning around late May 2023, Galhouse spent time with the victim and sent messages to the victim through social media which detailed his affection. Galhouse also began meeting with the victim under the guise of providing private softball lessons.