Former Missouri high school coach turns self in after alleged sexual contact with student
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Left: Joe Dahman in a picture from Harrisonville High School in 2015. Right: Joseph Dahman turned himself in at the Harrisonville Police Department on June 24, 2020.

via WDAF:

HARRISONVILLE, Mo. (WDAF) -- A former Harrisonville High School coach has turned himself in after Cass County prosecutors filed criminal charges alleging he had sexual contact with a student.

Joseph Dahman turned himself into the Harrisonville Police Department, according to a post on the department’s Facebook page on June 24.

Dahman, the 29-year-old son of the district’s former superintendent, is criminally charged in with five counts of sexual contact with a student while he worked as an ISS/Focus Facilitator and strength and conditioning coach. The former teacher admitted to receiving “inappropriate pictures” from a student, court records say. A different student later told a counselor that they had sex.

The Kansas City Star reports a total of $4 million was paid on behalf of the Harrisonville School District to settle two separate lawsuits that accused a former high school employee, the son of the former superintendent, of having sexual relationships with two students. The Kansas City Star reportsThe lawsuits, filed separately by two former students, initially named as defendants the school district; the former staffer, Joseph Dahman; his father, former superintendent Frank Dahman; and other administrators and teachers.

Dahman was being held at the Cass County Jail on a $50,000 cash bond.

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