Federal authorities have seized cell phones, hard drives, cameras, a laptop and other items from the Green Lake home of a coach and substitute teacher at The Bush School in Seattle who is charged in Canada with voyeurism.
Jason C. Paur, 43, was arrested last month after students discovered a digital camera belonging to him in a room occupied by girls at the Silver Star ski resort near Vernon, B.C., according to a statement released by the private school and Frank Magusin, the head of school. Paul was placed on administrative leave after he was arrested and charged with voyeurism and other offenses while on the school-sponsored cross-country ski-team trip.
According to a U.S. Department of Homeland Security application for a warrant to search Paur’s home, Canadian authorities were called to the ski resort on Dec. 10 by an adult chaperone. Royal Canadian Mounted Police were told that three girls discovered the camera partially hidden by the curtains in their room. The girls played a video recording, stopping it after seeing Paur setting up the device, the warrant said.
The camera was turned over to the chaperones, who, in turn, confronted Paur. Paur told one of the chaperones that he had set up the camera, according to the warrant.
One of the chaperones called Canadian authorities, the warrant said. The chaperones gave the camera to Canadian police, Special Agent Scott Sutehall of Homeland Security wrote in the warrant paperwork.
A search warrant return, filed on Wednesday, listed 14 items confiscated from Paur’s home by Homeland Security. The home was searched on Dec. 12.
It wasn’t immediately known whether Paur could face charges in the U.S.