Ex-LAPD officer arrested for harassing girls in Walnut Creek

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A Concord man was arraigned in court on Monday for harassing 2 middle school girls in a Walnut Creek parking lot. 

Miguel Schiappapietra, 37, is a registered sex offender and was a 6-year veteran of LAPD. 

The crime happened on July 3 in the parking lot at Target at North Main Street and Ygnacio Valley Boulevard. According to police, Schiappapietra tried to get the girls into his car, saying he needed help in finding his lost dog. Both girls ran away.

After the investigation, Schiappapietra was identified as the suspect and was arrested. He is charged with 2 counts of annoying or molesting a child, 2 counts of contacting a minor to commit a felony, and 2 counts of attempting to commit a lewd or lascivious act on a minor. 

According to police, his bail was set at $1,370,000.

In 2013, 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.