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Male Teacher Allegedly Set Up Fake Female Facebook Page to Trick Teen Boys to Send Him Lewd Photos

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Zachary Reeder (Photo courtesy Irvine PD)
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An Orange County teacher and coach has been arrested and is suspected of putting up a phony Facebook page posing as a woman in order to get minor males to send lewd photos of themselves to him.30-year-old Zachary Reeder of Orange was arrested Saturday and booked on suspicion of lewd conduct with a child, possession and distribution of child pornography and child annoyance, Irvine police Lt. Julia Engen said, reports City News Service.

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.

Detectives say Reeder used the photo of a blonde woman and set up a fake Facebook profile, and may have been engaging via the site with teenage boys for a couple of years. After establishing increasingly inappropriate relationships with the victims online, Reeder would convince them to take sexually explicit photos of themselves and send them to him, says the Irvine Police Department. One victim was 14 years old.

Authorities say that so far there had not been any physical contact between Reeder and the minor males.

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Additionally, police say they expect more victims will come forward.