March 07, 2015 - 10:27 AM
VERNON - An American cross-country ski coach who secretly took videos of young girls while at a Silver Star Mountain Resort has been sentenced to time served.
Jason Paur of Seattle who has already spent 16 months in custody awaiting trial was also given two years of probation on Friday, March 6, by a provincial court judge in Vernon.
Paur previously pleaded guilty to two counts of secretly observing and recording nudity, and one count of possessing child porn, and Crown counsel was calling for an 18-month jail term.
Paur apologized in court for the pain and suffering he caused to his victims.
He was arrested in B.C. in December 2013 after a video camera was found in the room of female students during a school-sponsored trip at the Silver Star in Vernon.
Last September, a federal grand jury in Seattle indicted Paur on five child porn-related offences.
The U.S. indictment alleges the former ski coach at a private school in Seattle previously recorded students during ski trips to Vernon in 2011 and 2012.
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