Zachary Joshua Reeder, Servite Teacher, Gets a Dime for Posing as Girl for Nude Shots of Lads

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A history teacher at the all-boys Catholic Servite High School who'd also taught or coached baseball at Irvine's Beckman and Mission Viejo's Capistrano Valley high schools pleaded guilty Wednesday to setting up a fake woman's Facebook profile to trick dozens of teen boys into sending him sexually explicit photos and videos of themselves.

Zachary Joshua Reeder, a married father, was immediately sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Zachary Joshua Reeder, Teacher-Coach Alleged to Pose as Girl to Lure Boys, to be Arraigned

Between June 1, 2010, and Jan. 14, 2013, Reeder created and used a Facebook account to pose as a female high school student by using the image of a blond-haired girl. He established inappropriate online relationships with at least 106 underage boys between the ages of 13 and 17 from Servite, Beckman, Northwood, and Canyon High Schools--boys he knew through teaching or coaching, prosecutors said when the Orange resident was arrested last February. Many boys came forward due to the publicity from the arrest.

Without the guilty plea, Reeder was facing up to 44 years in prison if convicted.

Besides the prison time, the 31-year-old must register as a sex offender for life after pleading guilty to four felony counts of distributing pornography to a minor, two felony counts of lewd acts upon a child under 14, two felony counts of contacting a child with the intent to commit a lewd act, one felony count each of using a minor for sex acts, lewd act upon a child, possession and control of child pornography, and distribution of child pornography.

Several victim impact statement letters were submitted to the court, according to a statement from the Orange County District Attorney's office.

"May the consequences of Zachary Reeder's betrayal of trust, and abuse of power for his own selfish gratification be a strong deterrent to others who may be contemplating similar abuses of power and be confirmation to other silent victims that justice can prevail giving them courage to stand against their abusers," the mother of one victim told the court.

"My young son was deceived and no match for the manipulation and intent of the accused," said another mother. "He used his adult influences to attract young, vulnerable boys that respected him for his own sexual enjoyment using social media."

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peggybaggott
peggybaggott

this was a sad and unfortunate situation.  the Servite administration handled this situation swiftly and professionally communicating throughout this crisis to both the parents and students and offering counseling to any students impacted by this.   

Paul Rivera
Paul Rivera

Castration should be this guys punishment. Sickening.

Julie Clingens Long
Julie Clingens Long

Hmmm. I bet other perverts are like "what a good idea...easily done... think I will do that too! " it probably happens a lot unfortunately.

Shannon Tiare
Shannon Tiare

Figures he'd have Reagan's poster on his wall. Two monsters.

Don Petersen
Don Petersen

why do republicans love the gay shit so much? it is extremely disturbing

Lex Lexington
Lex Lexington

Wow and the soccer coach for irvine high Ian Ebert didn't get a damn thing for sex with a minor. I think he coached the irvine strikers girls team too. Weirdos

Mariah Rod
Mariah Rod

All boys school should have female teachers maybe they would love school

Luz Andaluz
Luz Andaluz

Tiffany that is one of the profiles of sexual perps

Paul Lucas
Paul Lucas

Is that a portrait of Ronald Reagan?

Alicia Ocampo
Alicia Ocampo

There is perverts everywhere not just in religious schools stop pointing fingers at one group of peeps

Michael Mastagni
Michael Mastagni

@Tiffany, per cent age of pervs is not high. Tough for me to think about too.

Dee Flores
Dee Flores

Pervert does not equal gay but dumbass equals Xander. Geez.

Tiffany Speed Blay
Tiffany Speed Blay

I'm really starting to question why people choose teaching as their profession. Seems they chose it to perv out on the students. Im reading too many stories of teachers doing this. Unfortunately, everyone who works around kids is now questionable to me. This is my reality. I have a 4 year old daughter, and I will castrate a pervert if he messes with her. I hope that never happens as I can't do anything for her from jail; but that would be one less pervert to harm our kids. Sorry if this offends you if you work with children because again, this is my reality.

David Santoro
David Santoro

When did he coach at Beckmann? My nephew is on the baseball team there.

Derek Morgan
Derek Morgan

Pervite I knew that school was always a breeding ground for peds

Xander Lombardo
Xander Lombardo

Wtf? Who the hell wants to see naked boys that's just gay

Fabian Dorantes
Fabian Dorantes

Nothing but fuckin perverts at these "religious private schools".

Ray Mandap
Ray Mandap

Have fun being everyone's bottom bitch

Bill Essex
Bill Essex

Jeez..us. Good life lesson, kids. Don't send explicit pic s to someone you don't know. No telling who'll be fapping to them.

Susieq Susie
Susieq Susie

Have fun with in there with buba, you sick sob

Dave_Lieberman
Dave_Lieberman

Thanks for giving the homophobes more grist for their "gay = pedo" mill, you hypocritical dugong. If I were king, you'd be down a couple of very important body parts as well as locked away.

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

A sexual pervert affiliated with the catholic church who is actually serving jail time. But not enough time...:-(

949girl
949girl topcommenter

This story is so sad.  Those poor boys.  I also feel bad for his wife and child too.  I hope she divorces him, if she hasn't already. 

mhip
mhip

Odd, I used a fake facebook account back in the day to try and trick Reagan into sending me nude pics...

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