A former Los Angeles Police Department officer was sentenced this week to two years in prison after pleading guilty to harassing two middle school girls in a Walnut Creek parking lot, court records show. Miguel Schiappapietra, a registered sex offender and resident of Concord, was sentenced Wednesday in Contra Costa County Superior Court.
Schiappapietra plead guilty to two counts of Annoying or Molesting a Child following his arrest last year. Investigators said the former policeman approached two girls in the Walnut Creek Target parking lot and asked them to get in his car, requesting help to find a lost dog. Both girls ran away and were not harmed.
The plea agreement follows Schiappapietra’s 2013 conviction for molesting a neighbor girl in his home – a conviction for which he was required to register as a sex offender.
Schiappapietra pleaded no contest to sexually molesting one girl and attempting to molest another after luring them to his home. The girls were 5 and 8 years old. Schiappapietra was a six-year LAPD veteran at the time.