Jason Alan Marian, Dance Teacher Accused of Sex Acts with Girl, 16, and Secretly Taping Undressing Girls, 12-14

A dance instructor is on trial for illegal sex acts with a 16-year-old girl and secretly videotaping 12- to 14-year-old girls changing out of wet bathing suits in the 31-year-old married man's Mission Viejo home.

Jason Alan Marian is standing trial in Santa Ana on 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.

If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of nine years in state prison.

That "what the fuck?" you just heard was me saying "what the fuck?" to the possibly penalty being only nine years.

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Marian and his wife were dance instructors at Mission Viejo Dance and Performing Arts Center on April 14, 2007, when he invited several 'tween female dancers to his home for a party.

According to the case being brought by the Orange County District Attorney's Office, Marian set up a Slip 'N Slide in a nearby park for the girls to glide across in their bathing suits. Afterward, he had them come back to his house for a barbecue and swimming.

Prosecutors say he'd set up a hidden camera in the bathroom of his house and instructed the unsuspecting girls to change out of their clothes in the bathroom so as not to ruin his furniture.

Some girls had been surreptitiously taped undressing when one spotted the camera, removed it from its hidden perch and gave it to her parents, who turned it over to the Orange County Sheriff's Department, according to the OCDA.

That sparked an investigation that led to the discovery that Marian had allegedly "groomed" a 16-year-old Mission Viejo Dance and Performing Arts Center student between December 2005 and June 2006, according to prosecutors.

She was not one of Marian's dance students, the OCDA says, but he allegedly offered to assist her with a school science project by taking her to his other job at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point, where running the podcast program was among his duties.

He is accused of inviting her to the beach, plying her with alcohol and taking provocative photographs of her in her bathing suit before fingering her at the beach, claim prosecutors.

They add that in June 2006, Marian allegedly engaged in unlawful oral copulation with the girl and also penetrated her digitally.

Only nine years?


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