A former Los Angeles police officer convicted of a lewd act on a child was sentenced to three years in state prison.
Miguel Angel Schiappapietra, a six-year veteran of the LAPD, pleaded no contest to a lewd act on a child and an attempted lewd act on another child. The two victims were sisters who lived near Schiappapietra’s home in Castaic.
The victims' father, who spoke in court prior to the sentencing, said he did not believe Schiappapietra’s sentence was long enough. The father, a firefighter who didn't give his name, said he expected more from a fellow public service employee.
Schiappapietra, he said, “knew I would be there for his wife and family when he was away at work protecting citizens. And I expected the same from him."