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Thursday, February 25, 2021

Former Harrisonville coach charged with sexual contact sentenced to 8 years in prison

On Thursday 2/25/21 a former Cass County teacher and coach Joseph Dahman pleaded guilty in Cass County court to two counts of sexual contact with a student. He was sentenced to a four year term in prison on each count.

A school resource officer received a report in August 2017 of inappropriate contact between a student, then 15, and Dahman, who was then a high school ISS teacher. During that investigation, Dahman was put on administrative leave. 

A few days later a second student at Harrisonville High contacted a high school counselor and reported she had had sex with Dahman during the summer. 

The victim drew a diagram for police of the bedroom in Dahman’s family home where he initially touched her sexually. A short time later, after they went outside, they returned to the residence and had sex in the room.

Mr. Dahman was criminally charged with 5 counts of sexual contact with a student.