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DA seeks help to identify possible sexual assault victims

Posted: 3:47 PM, Aug 31, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-31 22:24:05Z

OLATHE, Kan. — Authorities are seeking the public's help identifying additional potential victims of Dennis Creason, according to Johnson County, Kansas, District Attorney Steve Howe

Creason, the founder of Oaklawn Christian Montessori School in Shawnee, was arrested Thursday on three counts of aggravated indecent liberties against three girls under the age of 14.

He made his first appearance Friday in Johnson County District Court.

During an afternoon press briefing, Howe confirmed all three cases happened on school grounds at Oaklawn Christian Montessori School.

"The Shawnee Police Department would ask that any parent who has had a child enrolled in school, or attended before or after school care at Oaklawn Christian School to contact the Police Department if they have disclosed suspicious acts occurring at the school," a tweet from the department read. "If a parent is questioning if they should contact us, please do so. There is a potential there are additional victims in this case."

Investigators ask anyone with information about the case or potential victims to call 913-742-6685 or send email to crimetips@cityofshawnee.org.

If convicted of the three counts he currently faces, Creason could face life in prison with no possibility of parole for at least 25 years.