COSTA MESA, CA — A 34-year-old child care service provider from Costa Mesa was sentenced Friday to 707 years and eight months to life in prison for molesting 16 boys and showing another victim child pornography.
Matthew Antonio Zakrzewski was convicted Oct. 3 of 34 felony sex charges related to 17 victims aged 2 to 14 in crimes that prosecutors said took place from 2014 to 2019, according to court records.
Jurors in the trial also heard evidence relating to two other boys, including one who was allegedly molested, but Zakrzewski was not charged with attacking those alleged victims.
Multiple parents told Orange County Superior Court Judge Kimberly Menninger how the defendant’s crimes affected their lives. One victim offered Zakrzewski forgiveness, while others called for the maximum punishment.
One grandmother of the two victims said, “a death sentence is too good for him… Please show no mercy on this animal.”