A former Bush School cross-country ski coach was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in prison for filming female students undressing during ski trips to British Columbia.

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Former Bush School cross-country ski coach Jason Paur was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court to eight years in prison for filming female students undressing during ski trips to British Columbia.

Paur, 45, of Seattle, pleaded guilty in November to transportation with intent to engage in sexual activity and faced up to 10 years in federal prison.

He was indicted in September 2014 on multiple felony charges by a grand jury after he was arrested in December 2013 in British Columbia, where female students found a video camera hidden in their room while on a ski trip to the Silver Star Ski Resort.

The indictment alleged he engaged in similar activities on annual ski trips with students in 2011 and 2012. He was arrested by Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) after students reported the discovery to a chaperone, and he pleaded guilty to two charges in Canada before he was extradited to the United States.

According to a U.S. Department of Homeland Security application for a warrant to search Paur’s home issued in January 2014, Canadian authorities were called to the ski resort Dec. 10, 2013, by an adult chaperone. The RCMP was 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.

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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.

The camera seized in Canada contained images of students between the ages of 14 and 17 being secretly filmed while changing clothes or after exiting the shower.

The indictment alleged Paur used the pictures for his own sexual gratification and transported the girls to Canada knowing he intended to take the videos.

The Bush School issued a statement after Paur’s arrest indicating school officials were unaware of “any other incidents or forewarning of inappropriate behavior” on the part of Paur.

The statement also said Paur underwent background checks that showed no criminal record.

Paur, who had worked at The Bush School for 10 years, was fired.

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