Sub­way perv

New York Daily News - - NEWS - BY CHRISTINA CARREGA and ROCCO PARASCANDOLA With Edgar San­doval and Shayna Ja­cobs

WHAT WOULD his mother think?

An ex-con with an “I love Mom” tat­too on his arm was busted for grop­ing a 14-year-old girl in a Brook­lyn sub­way sta­tion, po­lice said Tues­day.

Tracey Gal­loway, a level three sex of­fender who has served three stints in state prison, was ar­rested about 4:10 p.m. Mon­day shortly af­ter al­legedly grab­bing the teen’s but­tocks as she walked up stairs at the Broad­way Junc­tion sta­tion in Brownsville. A nearby NYPD of­fi­cer, Jay Ma­teo, ar­rested Gal­loway, 43, who also has Scrip­ture inked on his body.

“Mr. Gal­loway’s record is not great, but note that his last ar­rest was 10 years ago, he’s been out for seven years, which shows he’s chang­ing his life,” his Le­gal Aid lawyer, who wouldn’t give her name, said at his ar­raign­ment Tues­day.

Gal­loway (photo), who lives in a halfway house on Han­cock St. in Bush­wick, has nine prior ar­rests — one for unau­tho­rized use of a ve­hi­cle and the rest for sex crimes, po­lice sources said.

His neigh­bors said they don’t know him and gen­er­ally steer clear of the halfway house.

“I heard all kinds of peo­ple live there, sex of­fend­ers. It’s not good,” said Ed­win Ro­driguez, 31, a fa­ther of two.

Gal­loway’s sick se­ries of crimes be­gan in 1989 when he was just 15. He was busted for sex abuse twice within three weeks in Queens, sources said. He was ar­rested again in 1993, 1995 and 2000 and in 2001, he was sen­tenced to up to seven years be­hind bars for grop­ing a 13-year-old girl and a 33-yearold woman in a East Har­lem hous­ing com­plex .

Five weeks af­ter his re­lease from prison in 2007, he was nabbed in Mid­town for per­sis­tent sex abuse and got 21/2 years in prison. Gal­loway served the full sen­tence and stayed out of trouble un­til Mon­day’s ar­rest.

Brook­lyn Crim­i­nal Court Judge Ke­sha Espinal or­dered him held on $15,000 bail.

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