A self-proclaimed “manny” who served as a nanny for the households of Southern California He’ll spend the remainder of his life behind bars for sexually assaulting 16 boys in his care, in keeping with an announcement from the prosecutor’s workplace.
Matthew Antonio Zakrzewski, 34, of Costa Mesa, was sentenced Friday to 705 years to life in jail plus two years and eight months for the crime. sexual assault and displaying pornography to a different younger boy whom he supposed to sexually assault.
Zakrzewski filmed lots of the sexual assaults, the prosecutor’s workplace stated. The boys’ ages ranged from two to 12 years outdated. Offenses have been dedicated between 2014 and 2019.
Laguna Seaside police arrested Zakrzewski on Could 17, 2019, at a neighborhood airport after he disembarked from a world flight.
After felony expenses have been filed, authorities appealed to the general public for assist in finding different potential victims. Video proof and ideas from the general public helped investigators establish further victims and file further expenses in opposition to Zakrzewski.
Zakrzewski referred to as himself “the unique Sitter Buddy” on the eponymous web site he helped create. The web site provided to attach Orange County mother and father with potential caregivers. Zakrzewski characterised himself as a “man” who offered mentorships, massive brother relationships, and in a single day and vacation babysitting.
He additionally stated he was good with kids with particular wants and behavioral issues.
“At a really younger age, I found what a pleasure it was to work with kids and make a constructive impression of their lives via my faculty’s ‘Buddy Program,'” reads his profile, which has since been faraway from the location. “Now I’m a profession man and my baby care expertise over 6 years spans from 3 months to 14 years together with particular wants…I feel the rationale why I simply join with children is as a result of I’m not simply there to oversee, I take part.”
A jury discovered Zakrzewski responsible of 34 crimes.
“It is a case of shattered innocence and valuable childhoods that have been stolen from 17 little boys. These kids won’t ever know the folks they have been actually meant to be – as a result of their childhood was all of the sudden and inexplicably interrupted, not by a wolf on the door, however by a predator posing as a godsend,” Orange County Prosecutor Todd Spitzer stated in an announcement.
Christina Coulter of Fox Information Digital contributed to this report.