Irvine police arrested a high school teacher Saturday, alleging he lured boys into sending him sexually explicit photos through a fake Facebook page.
Zachary Reeder, 30, of Orange was arrested on suspicion of lewd conduct with a child, possession and distribution of child pornography, and child annoyance.
Police say he posed as a young female on Facebook and persuaded boys to send him personal photos. He did not, however, appear to have physical contact with the victims, police said.
Reeder may have chosen boys he met as a social science teacher at Servite High in Anaheim, police said. He taught there since fall 2008, a police statement said. Before that, he taught history at Capistrano Valley Christian High School. He has coached baseball at Beckman High School in Irvine for four seasons.
Servite released a statement Sunday saying Reeder has been terminated.
Reeder is due in court Monday for a bail hearing, police said. He is being held at the Theo Lacy Facility in Orange.
Staff writer Dan Albano contributed to this report.
By MIKE REICHER / ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
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