By Kellan Connor
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) - An officer with the Los Angeles Police Department was expected to appear in court on Tuesday on charges of molesting two young girls.
Officer Miguel Schiappapietra, 28, was arrested on Saturday at his home in the 28000 block of Branch Road in Castaic.
He was booked on two counts of lewd acts with a child, according to Sgt. Brian Hudson, of the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department’s Special Victims Bureau.
There were at least two victims involved, both under the age of 10, Hudson said.
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 being held on $100,000 bail.
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.