Irvine Soccer Coach Arrested for Sex Crimes
Robert Vincent Peace, a soccer coach for the Irvine Blades was arrested and charged with multiple counts of child pornography and coercing a 13-year-old to send pornographic videos of herself. Peace is being accused of possessing over 2,000 images of child pornography on his computer and his vehicle.
Peace is charges with 3 counts of lewd act on a child under 14, 6 counts of lewd act on a child, 3 counts of using a minor for sex acts and 1 count of distribution of obscene material and possession and control of child pornography. Additional sentencing enhancements have also been charged for substantial sexual conduct with a child. If convicted, Peace faces 25 years in state prison as well as registrations as a sex offender under PC 290. Pearce is in custody on $500,000 bail.
Peace is accused of meeting the minor on line on stickam.com. The minor, from Endicott, N.Y. and the defendant exchanged messages online and instructing her to send him sexually explicit videos of herself masturbating over a two year period. Once Peace received the videos, he allegedly threatened the victim that if she didn’t continue to send sexually explicit videos of herself, he would publish the one he had over the internet.