Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This


Irvine Girl's Soccer Coach Arrested for Releasing Sexually Explicit Videos of 13-Year-Old

Photo by Peter Huys via Facebook
LAist relies on your reader support.
Your tax-deductible gift today powers our reporters and keeps us independent. We rely on you, our reader, not paywalls to stay funded because we believe important news and information should be freely accessible to all.

A girl's soccer coach in Irvine has been accused of forcing a 13-year-old girl to make pornographic videos of herself, some of which he then posted online.

City News Service reports that Robert Vincent Peace, 45, of Lake Forest, contacted the girl, who lives in Endicott, N.Y., in a chat room in 2009, and had her make videos of herself masturbating. He later asked for more material, and threatened to post the videos in his possession if she didn't send it.

Peace reportedly posted some of the videos anyway.

An investigation was launched after a family member found more than 1,500 images and more than 300 videos of teenage girls on Peace's computer. Police are worried that there might be other victims, since Peace was the coach of a girl's under-14 soccer team called the Irvine Blades.

Support for LAist comes from

Peace was arrested on Friday, and is being held on $250,000 bail.