4 Johnston High School Students Arrested in Sexual Assault Case

Johnston High School (WHO-HD)

JOHNSTON, Iowa – Four Johnston High School students have been charged for an alleged sexual assault on another student.

The students were arrested Thursday morning at Johnston High School in connection with an assault that happened September 8th at the home of one of the suspects. Police say the victim in the case is a 15-year-old male.

Arrested in the case are:

  • 18-year-old Morgan Hough
  • 17-year-old Ritter Stahlbaum
  • 15-year-old Kaden Dishman
  • 15-year-old Noah Lamar

According to a criminal complaint filed for Ritter Stahlbaum, who went before a judge Thursday morning, “the Defendant did commit Assault Forcible Sodomy by using an object to penetrate the genitalia or anus” of the victim.

All four of the suspects are charged with 2nd degree sexual abuse, 1st degree robbery, and felony assault.

Officials say the assault happened at the home of Morgan Hough.

Hough and Stahlbaum are being held in the Polk County Jail. Dishman and Lamar have been taken to the Meyer Hall juvenile facility.

The criminal complaints for Hough, Dishman, and Lamar are not yet available.

Take a look at the other criminal complaints for Stahlbaum here:

Complaint

Complaint