UPDATE: 20 Families Reach out to Laguna PD after Arrest of Manny Charged with Child Molestation

Ameera Butt
May 23, 2019 - 5:12 pm

Laguna Beach Police Dept


Twenty families have reached out to the Laguna Beach Police Department after the 30-year-old babysitter was arrested earlier this week.

Four are believed to be possible alleged victims who have come forward Thursday after the arrest of a Costa Mesa man while there were two other alleged victims from earlier this week.

The other 16 families are worried because the man had access to their children.

The Laguna Beach Police Department has said they'll have every detective they have working on this case.

A manny who worked with several families across SoCal faces four felony child molestation charges for victimizing two young boys under his care, according to the Laguna Beach Police Department press release.

 Matthew Antonio Zakrzewski, 30, of Costa Mesa was arrested May 17 as he was deplaning from an international flight. He was also charged with one felony count of possessing child pornography. 

He is charged with three felony counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a minor under the age of 14, one felony count of oral copulation of a child under the age of 10.

He has pleaded not guilty and is being held on $1 million bail at Orange County Jail.

Earlier this month, a Laguna Beach couple reported that Zakrzewski had touched their 8-year-old son inappropriately. 

His next court appearance is May 31. He faces 90 years to life in prison if he's convicted.

The Laguna Beach Police Department is asking the public's help in identifying any other potential victims. Anyone with more information can call (949) 715-1300.