Man admits to abusing child during MCSO pre-employment polygraph test

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Posted at 3:00 PM, Oct 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-25 18:00:49-04

SUN CITY WEST, AZ — A Sun City man admitted to abusing a child during his pre-employment polygraph test to become a Maricopa County Sheriff's deputy.

Court records show that Thursday afternoon, Garhett Galison, 25, was arrested at his home near 151st Avenue and Deer Valley Road.

Investigators say that during a pre-employment polygraph test, Galison allegedly admitted to abusing a child on multiple occasions. Galison was taking the test in hopes of becoming an MCSO deputy.

Galison reportedly admitted to punching an 11-month-old child, giving him a black eye, because he wouldn't stop crying. He also admitted to punching the child on other occasions, investigators say.

Court records say the child has developmental disabilities.

Galison was arrested for two counts of child abuse.