‘Manny’ in SoCal beach town accused of molesting at least 6 boys in his care; cops fear there’s more victims

The ‘manny’ is also accused of possessing child pornography

A California man who works as a “manny” was accused of sexually assaulting multiple boys he babysat and being in possession of child porn.

The Los Angeles Times reported that Laguna Beach police arrested Matthew Antonio Zakrzewski, 30, last Friday after locating two victims. Since then, police alleged they’ve identified four more children who they believe Zakrzewski abused.

Laguna Beach police Sergeant Jim Cota told the news outlet that the six victims are between 7 and 13 years old. He also said they are following up on 16 voicemails they’ve received shortly after Zakrzewski’s arrest made the news.

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On his personal website, Zakrzewski described himself as “the original Sitter Buddy” and “manny” who is experienced in caring for children between 3 months to 14 years old.

Law enforcement got involved in early May after a Laguna Beach couple accused Zakrzewski of inappropriately touching their 8-year-old. The couple said they hired Zakrzewski through his website and claimed he had molested their son while babysitting him, according to KCBS.

Orange County District Attorney’s Office spokesperson Kimberly Edds said Zakrzewski targeted his victims through his babysitting job. She said the sitter sexually abused a Laguna Beach boy from February to May and molested a Los Angeles boy in December 2017, according to KNBC.

KNBC reported that investigators suspect there are more victims—alleging that Zakrzewski was in possession of child porn which included a video of a boy who isn’t among their known victims.

Zakrzewski pleaded not guilty Tuesday to multiple charges, including lewd or lascivious acts with a minor younger than 14, oral copulation or sexual penetration with a child 10 years old or younger, and possession of child pornography.

The Los Angeles Times reported that Zakrzewski hasn’t been charged in connection with the four additional victims. He remains jailed in lieu of $1 million bail.

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[Featured image: Matthew Zakrzewski/Orange County District Attorney’s Office]