Ski coach pleads guilty to bringing minors to Vernon ski resort for sexual activities

Jason Paur

VERNON - A Seattle ski coach arrested in a high profile child pornography case nearly two years ago in Vernon has pleaded guilty to a related offence in the United States.

Jason Paur, 44, was on a ski trip to Silver Star Mountain Resort in December 2013 with a group of students from the prestigious Bush School in Seattle when three teenage girls discovered a camera hidden in their room. They replayed the footage and saw Paur, their ski coach, setting up the camera and leaving it recording.

Paur was arrested on voyeurism and child pornography charges, ultimately being sentenced in Vernon Provincial Court to time served. He was extradited to the United States in March 2015, where he faced charges of possession and transportation of child pornography and transportation of minors with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity.

This week in Seattle court, Paur pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of transportation of minors with the intent to engage in sexual activity. The Seattle Courthouse confirmed he will be sentenced for the offence Feb. 2. He faces up to 10 years in federal prison. 

To contact a reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at chelston@infonews.ca or call 250-309-5230. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.


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