Inmate Convicted of Sex With 10-Year-Old Daughter Found Dead in Cell; Authorities Suspect Suicide

An Arizona prison inmate convicted of sexually assaulting his daughter and one of his daughter's friends is believed to have killed himself at the Eyman Prison last week.

James Galloway, 54, was serving 18 life sentences for multiple acts of sexual abuse. He was found dead in his cell last Tuesday.

Galloway had been a guest of the state since September, 2008, following his sexual assault convictions.

Based on court documents obtained by New Times, it seems Galloway was a pretty sick dude.

When Galloway's daughter was only 7-years-old, he started watching porn movies with her.

After about a month of only watching the films, Galloway started to feel the girl up as they watched porn.

By the time the girl was 10, Galloway started having sex with her -- while he forced her to watch porn with him -- on a regular basis.

When the girl was 11-years-old, she had a friend sleep over. Galloway included the friend in the porn parties and eventually had sex with her, too -- on several occasions, the sex took place in Galloway's tow truck in what court docs describe as "driving lessons."

After the friend started hanging out at Galloway's house more frequently, she says he would start walking around completely naked.

Galloway was convicted in September, 2008, and was expected to die in prison, which he did -- successfully -- just after midnight last Tuesday.

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