|Irvine Police Department Press Release|
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF POLICE
Farrah Emami - Public Information Officer
1 Civic Center Plaza
Irvine, CA 92606
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||PRESS RELEASE #2/10/13|
|Subject :||Man Arrested for Lewd Conduct with a Child|
|Contact :||Julia Engen, Lieutenant 949-724-7112|
IRVINE, CA (February 10, 2013): On Saturday, February 09, 2013, Irvine Police Detectives arrested Zachary Reeder (1-28-83) of Orange for lewd conduct with a child, possession and distribution of child pornography, and child annoyance.
Detectives believe Reeder posed as a female on Facebook and befriended under-aged males. 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. The false profile set up by Reeder utilized a photograph of a young white female with light blond hair.
Several victims have been identified including one that is fourteen years of age. At this time, there is no indication that Reeder had any physical contact with victims. The crimes discovered have occurred over the past two years. Detectives are investigating the possibility that Reeder targeted victims to befriend through his employment at Servite High School in Anaheim where he has worked as a history teacher since Fall, 2008. Reeder also has prior employment history at Beckman High School where he worked as a walk-on assistant baseball coach for 4 seasons through last year. The Irvine Police Department is working closely with personnel from the high schools to ensure Reeder does not have access to any students and to notify parents.
Detectives believe there may be more victims that have not yet been identified and are asking anyone with information to contact Detective Frough Jahid at 949-724-7184 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
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(949) 724-7000 www.irvinepd.org
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