LOS ANGELES (KTLA) – An officer with the Los Angeles Police Department was charged Tuesday on suspicion of molesting two young girls he allegedly lured to his home, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Officer Miguel Schiappapietra, 28, was arrested on Saturday at his home in the 28000 block of Branch Road in Castaic.
Schiappapietra allegedly lured the two girls into his home, police said.
He reportedly moved into the neighborhood just five weeks ago and is a father of young children himself.
Schiappapietra is a six-year veteran of the force, and was stationed most recently at the LAPD’s Foothill Station.
He was charged with two counts of lewd acts with a child, according to the D.A.’s office.
Prosecutors said they would ask for bail to be set at $200,000.
The investigation was ongoing. Anyone with information about the case was asked to call the Sheriff’s Department’s Special Victims Unit (877) 710-5273.