Crime & Justice

LAPD officer arrested for allegedly committing lewd acts on 2 girls under 10 years old

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A Los Angeles police officer has been arrested for allegedly committing lewd acts on two girls under 10 years old while off duty.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's officials say the two girls told detectives that on Saturday morning 28-year-old Miguel Schiappapietra lured them into his home in Castaic and committed lewd acts. Sheriff's Department Sgt. Brian Hudson did not elaborate.

Los Angeles police Det. Gus Villanueva says Schiappapietra has been with the department for six years. He will remain on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the sheriff's criminal investigation and an LAPD internal affairs investigation.

According to the Sheriff's Department, Schiappapietra remained in custody Monday on $100,000 bail. Hudson says he'll likely be arraigned Tuesday.

Sheriff's Special Victims Bureau is handling the case.