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Male Nanny Gets 707-Year Prison Term For Assaulting California Boys

A male nanny who advertised as a “manny” and worked for families across southern California before being convicted of sexually assaulting 16 young boys in his care was sentenced to a 707-year prison term. Matthew Antonio Zakrzewski, 34, who was also convicted of showing child sexual abuse material to a boy, was sentenced for more than 30 felonies for which he was convicted in October. He delivered a statement to a judge Friday in which he did not apologize, prosecutors said. “I prided myself on bringing smiles to your children and all the good times we shared were 100% genuine,” Zakrzewski said as victims’ parents covered their ears and wept, The Guardian reports.


Zakrzewski was arrested in 2019 after a couple told Laguna Beach, Calif., police he touched their son inappropriately. More alleged victims were identified, and Zakrzewski was ultimately charged with 34 felonies, including lewd and lascivious acts with a minor. Victims ranged from two to 12 years old. “These young boys were forced to endure unimaginable terror as a result of the ultimate betrayal by a babysitter,” said district attorney Todd Spitzer. Zakrzewski claimed that he was more than a “manny” who watched over children. He advertised that he would provide a fun “buddy” experience for those in his care.

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