Male nanny convicted of molesting 16 boys, aged two to 12; faces life in prison

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ORANGE COUNTY, CA – A 34-year-old man who previously worked as a nanny is facing up to life in prison after being convicted earlier in October for molesting over a dozen boys in his care during his time as a nanny.

Matthew Antonio Zakrzewski was convicted of 34 felony counts on October 3rd, with the convictions including several counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a minor under the age of 14, oral copulation of a child under the age of 10, possession of child pornography, and using a minor for sex acts.

The convictions apparently stemmed from Zakrzewski’s time as working as a nanny throughout Southern California between 2014 and 2019. An investigation was launched in May of 2019 into Zakrzewski after a family from Laguna Beach told police that he’d molested their eight-year-old son, which resulted in his arrest later that same year.

During the course of the investigation, police learned of sixteen different victims of sexual abuse at the hands of Zakrzewski, as well as a seventeenth victim who he both showed pornography and used to create pornography.

Laguna Beach Police Sergeant Jim Cota said at the time of Zakrzewski’s 2019 arrest, “It was actually sickening to me and the rest of the detectives – we put all of our focus into this investigation.”

Zakrzewski’s method of gaining access to his victims is both unsettling and the epitome of a betrayal of trust rendered by his victims’ parents, with Zakrzewski serving as a founding member of the website “Sitter Buddy” which linked Southern California parents with prospective babysitters/caregivers.

The predator’s profile once-featured on the aforementioned website (as it has since been removed) specified his self-purported skills in working with children with special needs or behavioral problems.

“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.”

In an August 2019 press release from Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer following Zakrzewski’s arrest, the DA emphasized the disturbing nature of Zakrzewski’s manipulative and exploitative acts against his victims and the impact it had on the victims’ parents.

“These parents were led to believe that they could trust this man with the most precious thing in their entire world – their children. Instead, he preyed on these innocent boys and violated that trust in a vile and sadistic way.”

Zakrzewski apparently enjoyed documenting his crimes in the form of photos and videos, a fact that led investigators to learn about the numerous victims of the predator. Sentencing is slated for November 17th, where the convicted predator faces 690 years to life in prison, as well as an additional eight years.
 
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James

It is amazing how STUPID some people are! Even when it comes to the welfare of their own children! Male Nanny my butt!

Curtis

He's Got hell to pay when he's in prison. Inmates LOVE to "deal" with child molesters there.....FACT!!

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