Catholic School Teacher Arrested after Requesting Sexual Photos from Young Males on Facebook
IRVINE- A Catholic school teacher was arrested this past Saturday by Irvine Police on suspicion of lewd conduct with a child.
30-year-old Zachary Reeder of Orange is accused of allegedly posing as a blonde Caucasian female on Facebook and befriending underage males. Once he established an inappropriate relationship with the victims, he then persuaded them to take sexually explicit photos of themselves and send them to him. Over the two years that the incidents occurred, Reeder made contact with several boys, one as young as 14-years-old.
Reeder, who was formerly a history teacher at Servite High School in Anaheim, is married with one daughter. He previously worked at Beckman High School, where he was a walk-on assistant baseball coach.
The Irvine Police Department is working closely with personnel from both high schools to ensure that Reeder did not have physical access to any students, and to notify parents of his arrest.
“Detectives are investigating the possibility that Reeder targeted victims to befriend through his employment at Servite High School in Anaheim where he has worked as a history teacher since the fall of 2008,” Irvine police said in a news release.
Investigators continue to publicize the case, in the hopes that other victims will come out with information.
Reeder has been charged with lewd conduct with a child, possession and distribution of child pornography and child annoyance. His bail has been set at $1 million.
Detectives believe there may be more victims who have not yet been identified and are asking anyone with information to contact Detective Frough Jahid at 949-724-7184 or email@example.com.
1) Sacramento Bee- More Teens in Facebook Lewd Photos Case
2) Huffington Post Crime- Zachary Reeder, Servite High School Ex-Teacher, Posed as Girl on Facebook to Lure Teen Boys
3) Los Alamitos Patch- Servite Teacher Arrested for Alleged Lewd Conduct with Boys