Ski instructor accused of raping student |

Ski instructor accused of raping student

BEAVER CREEK – A veteran Beaver Creek ski instructor has been jailed on $50,000 bond for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl after the two skied together over the winter.According to authorities, David Lorenzen confessed to the rape during a telephone call with the girl that was set up by police. He did not immediately return a message left for him at the jail Wednesday.Lorenzen, 43, took the girl skiing during of his days off in January while she was vacationing from Palm Beach, Fla. The police report said the two skied a run and she agreed to have a beer with him. He took her to his apartment where he showed her pornographic videos, gave her alcohol and later raped her despite her protests, authorities said.”It seemed like this was a plan,” Avon police Detective Paul Arnold said.The girl’s family had used Lorenzen as a ski instructor before and he was tipped $100 by the girl’s unknowing mother after the alleged attack, police said. Police say the parents learned of the incident from a cousin.Lorenzen has worked at Beaver Creek since 1988. He has an arrest record that includes four DUIs, possession of marijuana, trespassing, criminal mischief and attempted vehicle theft.Vail Resorts CEO Robert Katz said the company was “appalled and deeply saddened by the allegations.””Beaver Creek is a world-class family resort committed to continuing to operate at the highest standards,” he said. “The alleged conduct is abhorrent to what our resorts stand for.”Lorenzen also faces charges of second-degree kidnapping and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, Arnold said.

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