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LAPD officer from Castaic arrested on molestation charge

Posted: May 20, 2013 5:34 p.m.
Updated: May 20, 2013 5:34 p.m.
 

A Los Angeles Police Department officer who lives in Castaic is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday on a child molestation charge, according to an LAPD spokesman and court documents.

Miguel Schiappapietra, 28, is charged with committing a lewd act on a child.

He is scheduled to appear in San Fernando Superior Court on the felony charge Tuesday. court papers show.

“An individual of the LAPD was arrested Saturday,” LAPD Sgt. Albert Gonzalez told The Signal Monday.

“He (LAPD officer) was booked and released,” he said.

The officer is now the subject of an internal investigations probe by the LAPD and a criminal investigation now in the hands of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office.

Gonzalez said the officer was booked on section “288” of the California Penal Code which reads in part; “Any person who willfully and lewdly commits any lewd or lascivious act ... upon or with the body, or any part or member thereof, of a child who is under the age of 14 years, with the intent of arousing, appealing to, or gratifying the lust, passions, or sexual desires of that person or the child, is guilty of a felony and shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for three, six, or eight years.”

Shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday, deputies with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station went to Schiappapietra’s home in Castaic, Gonzalez said.

At 11 p.m., they arrested him on the felony charge, according to information about his arrest published by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Inmate Information Center.
Schiappapietra was then taken to the local sheriff’s jail and placed into custody, according to same documents.

His bail was set at $100,000.


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