[UPDATED with 70 Victims:] Zachary Joshua Reeder, High School Coach-Teacher, Allegedly Posed as Girl Online to Get Dirty Pics of Boys
See the update at the end of this post about the suspect making bail as dozens and dozens of additional alleged victims come forward.
ORIGINAL POST, FEB. 11, 4:13 P.M.: A 30-year-old teacher at Servite High School, the all-boys Catholic school in Anaheim, is accused of posing as a woman on Facebook to lure underage lads and a whole bunch of other sick shit that could land him in prison for life with a conviction. Orange's Zachary Joshua Reeder, who was also an assistant baseball coach at Irvine's Beckman High School for four seasons, is scheduled to be arraigned today on 34 felony counts of distributing pornography to a minor, 34 felony counts of contacting a child with the intent to commit a lewd act, 34 felony counts of using a minor for sex acts, six felony counts of committing a lewd act upon a child, one felony count of control possession and control of child pornography, and one felony count of bringing obscene material into California.
The charges are stunning because when the Irvine Police Department announced Reeder's arrest Sunday, there was no indication the suspect had made physical contact with a boy. His victims were said to be as young as 14.
Meanwhile, detectives are trying to determine if Reeder, who has taught history at Servite since 2008, preyed on any other children. Anyone with information is urged to call Irvine Police Detective Frough Jahid at 949.724.7184 or Supervising District Attorney Investigator Anthony Sosnowski at 714.834.8794.
Besides facing a maximum sentence of life, Reeder would have to register as a sex offender for life with a conviction, according to the DA's office, which intends to seek $3 million bail at his arraignment.
UPDATE, FEB. 18, 8 A.M.: Zachary Reeder managed last week to post the $1 million bail a judge set just as dozens and dozens more alleged victims came forward.
Seventy alleged victims have now contacted authorities or been uncovered by the investigation since Reeder's Feb. 9 arrest.
Some of the new allegations come from a third school the 30-year-old has now been linked to: Capistrano Valley Christian High School, where Reeder taught history and coached baseball.
Boy students accuse Reeder as posing as a girl on Facebook to entice the chaps to send "her" sexually explicit photos of themselves.
The married father now has 140 felony counts against him.
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