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High School Teacher May Have Victimized 106 Boys While Posing as Woman on Facebook
Authorities in Orange County say a 30-year-old high school history teacher and baseball coach victimized 106 boys aged 13 to 17 when he posed as a woman on Facebook and lured the minors into sending him explicit photos and videos of themselves.Zachary Joshua Reeder was arrested in February, and is due in court today for arraignment.
Reeder is charged with 22 felony counts of using a minor for sex acts, 15 felony counts of distributing pornography to a minor, 13 felony counts of contacting a child with the intent to commit a lewd act, six felony counts of lewd acts upon a child, two felony counts of lewd acts upon a child under 14, one felony count of possession and control of child pornography, and one felony count of distribution of child pornography, according to the Orange County District Attorney's Office.
The suspect allegedly used a phony Facebook account set up as a woman between 2010 and early 2013. He made contact with students at Servite, Beckman, Northwood and Canyon high schools in Orange County. Reeder would often see the same boys he asked for lewd photos and videos the following day in the classroom or in his capacity as an assistant baseball coach.
Reeder has been a history teacher at Anaheim's Servite High School since 2008, and spent four years coaching baseball at Irvine's Beckman High School up until the last school year.
He is out of custody $1 million bail, and faces a maximum sentence of 44 years in state prison and mandatory lifetime sex offender registration if convicted.