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Johnson County music teacher sentenced to life in prison for child sex crimes

Sean Dow was sentenced to life in prison.
Sean Dow was sentenced to life in prison.

A former Shawnee music instructor who admitted to sexually molesting some of his young students was sentenced Thursday to life in prison.

Sean Andrew Dow, 29, of Overland Park, pleaded guilty in Johnson County District Court in May to one count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child younger than 14.

Authorities charged Dow last year with sexually abusing two students he gave music lessons to at Funky Munky Music in Shawnee.

Police learned about four other victims when investigating.

The prison term handed down on Thursday involved charges pertaining to all six victims.

Dow is also charged in Jackson County with first-degree statutory sodomy, first-degree child molestation, sexual exploitation of a minor and possession of child pornography.

The allegations in Jackson County involved a 7-year-old girl in Kansas City.

Glenn E. Rice: 816-234-4341, @GRicekcstar

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