A Johnson County judge on Wednesday increased the bond for an accused child molester who fled from house arrest last month.
Sean Dow, who is charged in two cases with sexually assaulting four students at a Shawnee music store where he taught lessons, is seeing his bond increased to $750,000 in each case.
Dow, 28, was being held on house arrest after originally posting lower bonds in the two cases filed in April and May. But on June 13, he allegedly cut a GPS monitoring bracelet and fled from his home in Overland Park. He was arrested five days later in California.
In his motion to increase Dow’s bond, Assistant District Attorney Keith Henderson said Dow left behind a note for his family when he fled that indicated he was trying to “permanently avoid prosecution for these offenses.”
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“The state considers the defendant to be an extreme flight risk,” according to the motion.
In a separate motion filed Wednesday, Henderson indicated that additional charges could be filed against Dow. Those additional charges involve two other music students, according to the motion.
A hearing on that request to consolidate all the charges into one case is scheduled for Aug. 12 in Johnson County District Court.