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LAPD officer accused of lewd acts on two girls due in court

Los Angeles Police Department

A Los Angeles police officer was due in court Tuesday on charges he committed lewd acts on two girls under 10 years old.

Miguel Angel Schiappapietra, a six-year veteran of the LAPD, was arrested Saturday, said LAPD Cmdr. Andrew Smith.

According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, on Saturday morning Schiappapietra lured two girls under 10 years old into his home in Castaic and committed lewd acts on them. Authorities declined to elaborate on how he knew the alleged victims.

Schiappapietra was off-duty at the time of his arrest and was booked on suspicion of lewd conduct with children under the age of 14.

The case is being investigated by the Sheriff's Special Victims Unit.

Schiappapietra was booked at the Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's station, and was being held in lieu of $100,000 bail. He was most recently assigned to the Foothill patrol area and is now on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an internal LAPD investigation, as well as the ongoing criminal matter.

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