[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.

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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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949girl
949girl topcommenter

I'm in agreement with the people mentioning the posting of the picture of his wife.  I feel really bad for her.  Her and the daughter are victims too so I don't think it's fair to show her picture.   

Cottonwood
Cottonwood

It doesn't seem right to post a picture of his wife. She is a victim here too. She has enough stress to deal with now and posting a picture of her can make her a target for people to attack.  It doesn't even seem safe for her that you are posting a picture of her.  He is the criminal...not her.  I VOTE FOR TAKING DOWN THE PICTURE OF THE WIFE!!!  I just started reading OCWeekly about a week ago and really like it and read it everyday, but I'm finding this very upsetti ng and I'm sorry to say this, but if the picture remains...then I can't condone it by continuing to read your paper, because I just wouldn't feel right about it. So, I would like you to take down the picture of the wife, so I can continue to read this paper.  I imagine that you probably won't listen to me, so now I'm sad, because I have to find a new paper.  It's a shame too, because I like the writing...just not setting up innocent people as targets.  It isn't right.

NoShame
NoShame

Why are you showing a picture of his wife? Have you no shame?

paullucas714
paullucas714 topcommenter

Good God man! 140 Felony Counts? Thats insane! How did they finally uncover this activity?

SassyLassy
SassyLassy

This couple and their 2 year old daughter lived right next door to me for over 2 1/2 years.  I was totally shocked by this whole story. Zach seemed so normal and always polite, yet very quiet.  His wife was a cute  bubbly gal and a great Mom.  My heart goes out to the victims and their families, and to his poor wife and daughter who were also innocent victims of the horrendous acts that her trusted husband did. None of  their lives will all never be the same.  So very tragic and way to close to home in a "safe" family oriented community. 

tonyz09
tonyz09

Servite is not associated with the Catholic Diocese. Servite is fully independent and owned by alumni. So I'm confident that everyone there is happy to see him gone forever. Servite will fry him! I am a Servite alum. This guy deserves the electric chair. Scum of the earth! Bad seed! My son is 6 but he'll be going to Servite someday ONLY if they handle this guy like the evil he really is. I'm curious as to why so many kids were exposed to this freak before he was exposed. I feel so bad for those students and families who had the misfortune of coming into contact with him.  

Cottonwood
Cottonwood

He wouldn't be a very pretty woman.

esg_rock
esg_rock

This guy is a fat, disgusting pig. He's obviously a pedo creep, he's fapping to pictures of teenage genitalia. He's a monster and should be locked up. I also wouldn't be surprised if he ever did molest any boys, since he was a coach on the baseball team. Fucking sicko, its so disturbing. No bail. No mercy. JUSTICE!!!

Steve Banta
Steve Banta

Miles Estelle TheSqueeky--Christopher John Rennie----Miles I only COACHED young boys Obviously YOU never listened to and Still do not listen to GOOD advice---is THAT why your still on the bench and not on the FIELD ????

Rick Hayden
Rick Hayden

Thats why we used to call them PERVITE!

Dennis Pastor
Dennis Pastor

I wonder if he emailed a college football player ???

Placido Miranda
Placido Miranda

At a catholic institution, no way!!!! I need to gather myself , I nearly fainted from the shock!!

Matthew Cooper
Matthew Cooper

I love it when these sickos are so easy to find on FB. How does he explain this to his wife?

Stacy Lozano
Stacy Lozano

I think it is real that the phrase "sick shit" was used. Best way to describe what this jackass did without putting out there what he actually did. Good job. This teacher is a pig. Fuck, what more do our kids have to go thru?

Liz Gonzalez
Liz Gonzalez

I know many good people who are Catholic that do good work for the community, so I know there has to be one good Catholic role model story.

Joseph Delgado
Joseph Delgado

what a sick fat fuck this fucking wierdo its time to castrate this butter ball and turn him into a overweight ken doll

Roland Robles
Roland Robles

I would hate my parents if they sent me to a all boys catholic school...

Steve Stanton
Steve Stanton

And the Pope's retiring for what reason again?...

Kimmy Tucker
Kimmy Tucker

Am I supposed to view this mag as a credible source when the reporting involves the phrase "a whole bunch of other sick shit"? :O

Elson Ceja
Elson Ceja

What! No way! Lol Jk I'm not surprised

Alex Myla
Alex Myla

you know its strange when you look back and at one point mrs doubtfire was somehow acceptable

Liz Gonzalez
Liz Gonzalez

Is there at least one positive story about a Catholic to add a glimmer of light to these dismal, unending stories?

John Lobel
John Lobel

these guys always have the best mugshots, you got to hand it to them

edwardhunter714
edwardhunter714

80 boys at Servite have allegedly come forward saying they had contact with the fake "girl."

MatthewTCoker
MatthewTCoker topcommenter

@Kimmy Tucker But the kids love it.

abudoggie
abudoggie

@Matthew Acosta Matthew, it's BAD PEOPLE and their follies. It has nothing to do with religion. There's good religious people and bad religious people. Just like there's good atheists and bad atheists. I haven't interviewed the pedophiles in my neighborhood, but I'm guessing most of them aren't regularly attending church...

MatthewTCoker
MatthewTCoker topcommenter

@Liz Gonzalez The pope stepped down. How's that?

ginger19
ginger19

@edwardhunter714 

Not entirely true, 35 had  online contact the rest had been contacted by Mr Reeder however the boys declined the his attempts to friend them on facebook

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