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Former LAPD Officer Pleads No Contest to Child Molestation Charges

LOS ANGELES — A veteran Los Angeles police officer pleaded no contest to sexually molesting one girl and attempting to molest a second after luring them to his home, authorities said Tuesday.


Miguel Angel Schiappapietra

Miguel Angel Schiappapietra Jr., 28, pleaded no contest in a downtown courtroom to two felony counts of lewd acts on a child under 14 years of age.

The officer is due back in court Sept. 6 and is expected to be sentenced by Judge Michael Abzug to three years in state prison and ordered to register as a sex offender.

The six-year veteran was arrested in May after the girls, ages 5 and 8, told detectives the officer had sexually molested them.

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