LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A Los Angeles police officer was charged Tuesday with molesting two young girls.
Miguel Schiappapietra, 28, pleaded not guilty to two felony counts of committing a lewd act on a child under 14 years old.
His bail was doubled to $200,000 per the prosecution’s request.
If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison.
KNX 1070’s Vytas Safronikas reported that the suspect’s attorney, David Diamond, said, “We entered a not guilty plea. We denied any allegations or special enhancements. It’s our understanding there was no lewd conduct or anything that the law would deem inappropriate or unlawful.”