A self-proclaimed “manny” who served as a male nanny for households in Southern California will spend the remainder of his life behind bars for sexually assaulting 16 boys in his care, in keeping with a launch from the district legal professional’s workplace.
Matthew Antonio Zakrzewski, 34, of Costa Mesa, was sentenced Friday to 705 years to life plus two years and eight months for the sexual assaults and displaying pornography to a different younger boy he meant to sexually assault.
Zakrzewski filmed many of those sexual assaults, the district legal professional’s workplace stated. The boys’ ages ranged between two and 12 years outdated. The crimes had been dedicated between 2014 and 2019.
Laguna Beach police arrested Zakrzewski on May 17, 2019, at a neighborhood airport after he deplaned a global flight.
After felony costs had been filed, authorities appealed to the general public for assist in finding different potential victims. Video proof and suggestions from the general public helped investigators establish further victims and file further costs towards Zakrzewski.
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Zakrzewski had dubbed himself “the original Sitter Buddy” on the namesake web site he helped create. The web site supplied to attach mother and father in Orange County with potential caregivers. Zakrzewski characterised himself as a “manny” who supplied mentorships, massive brother relationships and in a single day and trip babysitting.
He additionally specified that he was expert with youngsters with particular wants and behavioral issues.
“At a very early age, I discovered what a joy it was to work with children and be a positive impact in their lives through the ‘Buddy Program’ at my middle school,” learn his profile, which has since been taken down from the positioning. “Now, I’m a career manny and my 6+ years childcare experience spans from ages 3 months to 14, including special needs… I think the reason I connect easily with kids is because I am not just there to supervise, I participate.”
A jury convicted Zakrzewski on 34 felonies.
“This is a case of shattered innocence and precious childhoods that were robbed from 17 little boys. These children will never know the people they were truly intended to be – because their childhoods were suddenly and inexplicably interrupted not by a wolf at the door, but by a predator masquerading as godsend,” Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer stated in a press release.
Fox News Digital’s Christina Coulter contributed to this report.