Seattle coach gets 8 years for recording girls at Silver Star ski resort
'This betrayal of trust is every parent’s nightmare,' said U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes
The coach of a cross-country ski team at a Seattle private school has been sentenced to eight years in prison for secretly recording female students in their room during trips to the Silver Star ski resort near Vernon, B.C.
Jason Christopher Paur, 45, was arrested by the RCMP at the resort in December of 2013 after some students discovered a video camera hidden in their bedroom. The camera had been positioned to videotape the students while they got dressed after showering.
Further investigation revealed that since 2011 Paur had been secretly recording students between the ages of 14 and 17 while on the annual trip. He also filmed students on cross-country running trips and while changing in a storage room at the private school.
The investigation concluded he filmed the students "for his own sexual gratification."
Following his arrest in 2013 Paur was held in custody in Canada and pleaded guilty last January to two counts of secretly observing/recording nudity in a private place and one count of possession of child pornography.
He was sentenced to time served and transferred to the U.S., where he pleaded guilty in November to transportation with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity.
He was also sentenced to 15 years of supervised release by the U.S. court, and was fired by the school after his arrest.