Harnett Co School Teacher Charged With Multiple Sex Offenses Involving Students

HARNETT COUNTY – A high school teacher was arrested today (Wednesday) on 95 criminal charges.

Denny Shaun Dalton was a teacher at Triton High School at the time of the reported offenses. He resigned immediately when confronted by school officials after they learned of the allegations. School officials contacted the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office about the allegations.

The investigation revealed multiple students reported the allegations against Dalton and the offenses occurred at the school during regular school hours.

Dalton, age 43, of Linden, NC, was arrested on 44 counts of sexual activity with a student, 47 counts of indecent liberties with a student, and 4 counts of indecent liberties with a child.

Dalton received a $970,000 secure bond and was held in the Harnett County Detention Center.


    • @Rip: Doubtful, considering 50,000 JoCo residents voted for an accused child molester to be a county commissioner.

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