Orange County District Attorney
Tony Rackauckas, District Attorney
401 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701
For Immediate Release
August 30, 2007
Susan Kang Schroeder
HOCKEY COACH FACING
LIFE IN PRISON FOR MOLESTING
THREE YOUNG BOYS WHOM HE COACHED
*Defendant attempted to avoid prosecution by fleeing to
Between January 1, 1996 and December 31, 1998, Zeve molested two brothers, 11-year-old John Doe #1 and 13-year-old John Doe #2, whom he met when they were players at the Wayne Gretzky’s Roller Hockey Center in
Between September 1, 1998 and October 31, 2000, 11-year-old John Doe #3, who was also a student at the hockey center, was sexually assaulted by Zeve in the same way as the first two victims.
The victims came forward in 2000 and charges were filed November 30, 2000. On November 15, 2001, one day before a scheduled court hearing, Zeve fled the country in an effort to escape prosecution. He was eventually located living as a fugitive in
Senior Deputy District Attorney Kal Kaliban of the Sexual Assault Unit prosecuted this case.