Jason Alan Marian Convicted of Having Sex With 16-Year-Old Dance Student, Secretly Taping Girls Undressing at Pool Party

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Jason Alan Marian, the 31-year-old Mission Viejo dance instructor previously blogged about here, faces up to nine years in state prison following his conviction for having an unlawful sexual relationship with a 16-year-old dance student and secretly videotaping several other teen girls after a pool party at his home as they changed in a bathroom.

In April 2007, Marian invited several female dance students from Mission Viejo Dance and Performing Arts Center--where he and his wife worked as instructors--to his home for a party. They were encouraged to wear bathing suits as a Slip 'N Slide had been set up for the 12- to 14-year-old girls at a nearby park, and there was a pool at the Marians' Mission Viejo abode.

After slipping and sliding in the park, the girls were encouraged to come back to the Marian house for a barbecue and swimming. They were instructed to slip out of their wet bathing suits at a certain bathroom inside the home.

One girl noticed a secret camera had been set up, removed it and gave it to her parents, who turned it over to the Orange County Sheriff's Department.

A subsequent investigation determined the dance insutrctor had not just set up the surreptitious taping system for sexual gratification but that from December 2005 to June 2006, he had groomed a 16-year-old Mission Viejo Dance and Performing Arts Center student for an unlawful sexual relationship.

The girl was not one of his dance students, but Marian offered to help her with a school science project by taking her to his other job at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point. She was given alcohol and the subject of provocative photos he snapped before he fingered her and had oral sex with her, at his home and on the beach.

Marian was found guilty by a jury of five felony counts of using a minor for sex acts, two felony counts of sexual penetration by foreign object of a minor, two felony counts of oral copulation of a minor, one felony count of possession and control of child pornography, and one misdemeanor count of secretly filming another with the intent to arouse.

He is scheduled to be sentenced July 16 in Santa Ana.

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