Friday, January 27, 2006

UPDATE: GUILTY Man faces sex-with-girl charge

Here is the good news on this case:  Jason Marian was found guilty.  Story here.

Jason Marian a dance teacher, also accused of taping girls as they dressed at Aliso Viejo home, appears in court Tuesday.

The Orange County

A former dance instructor accused of allegedly recording young female students with a hidden camera in his bathroom and sexually assaulting a girl is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday morning.
Authorities say 28-year-old Jason Alan Marian, a former part-time instructor at the Mission Viejo Dance & Performing Arts Center in Laguna Niguel, allegedly recorded female students in the bathroom of his Aliso Viejo home after inviting them to change their clothes.
An investigation began when a girl found the camera hidden in Marian's bathroom on April 14, officials said. The girl took the camera and gave it to her father, who in turn handed it over to authorities.
The 10- to 14-year-old dance students were over at Marian's house during parties that were hosted by him and his wife, who was also an instructor at the school.
Another student at the dance school also told officials that Marian took her out for drinks in Dana Point in June 2006, took her to his home and sexually assaulted her.
Marian was arrested May 15 and faces five counts of possession and control of child pornography, two counts of sexual penetration of a minor using a foreign object and two counts of oral copulation with a minor.
He was released after posting $100,000 bond.
Marian, the only male instructor at the dance studio, was hired at the dance studio after passing a routine background check in October 2004.
He and his wife, also an instructor at the studio, were fired after the owner of the studio found out about the allegations.
Marian is scheduled to appear at Harbor Justice Center at 8:30 a.m.