Friday, August 30 2013 5:48 PM EDT2013-08-30 21:48:01 GMT
Richard Martin Schlacta, born in February 1965 (48 years old), had the following convictions in Los Angeles County and Orange County, Calif., according to information provided online by the superior courtsMore>>
Richard Martin Schlacta, born in February 1965, had numerous convictions in Los Angeles County and Orange County, Calif., according to information provided online by the superior courts in both counties.More>>
Friday, August 30 2013 5:21 PM EDT2013-08-30 21:21:40 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A 48-year-old ex-con from Southern California is expected to face a Las Vegas judge on charges that he abducted a schoolgirl at knifepoint from a bus stop and sexually assaulted her. RichardMore>>
A judge set bail at $1 million for an ex-convict from California facing felony allegations that he abducted and sexually assaulted a schoolgirl at knifepoint.More>>
LAS VEGAS -- The ex-con accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl threatened to cut the girl if she didn't follow his commands, according to the arrest report for Richard Schlacta.
The girl was at Woodbury Middle School around 6 a.m. to catch a bus to her magnet school program in another part of the city. She told police she first noticed Schlacta, 48, hanging around the tennis court. She told police she was locking up her bicycle when he grabbed her and walked her around a shed.
According to the report released Friday, Schlacta held a box cutter to the girl's face and threatened to cut her as he ordered her to perform oral sex on him. As Schlacta attempted to remove the girl's clothing, she was able to break free and run for help. She flagged down a motorist who stopped and called police.
The girl did suffer injuries on her arms and elbow as she struggled with Schlacta, the report said. Schlacta was caught and arrested by police after a short chase. He was found hiding under a trailer.
Schlacta has a lengthy criminal record in California. Documents show Schlacta in prison four times. The California Department of Corrections issued the following statement on his case:
"Pursuant to the three strikes law, the courts had decided that Richard Schlacta had two serious strikes against him. Schlacta did not have a prior state sex-offense in California and was not required to register as a sex-offender. "
Police are looking into Schlacta's past to see if there may be more victims.
"We would like to hear from anybody who has any information about him or any contact with him that could be a criminal act," said Lt. Dan McGrath, Metro Police.
Monday, September 1 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:06:07 GMT
Some medical providers say they often deal with Hispanic patients who are afraid to seek medical care. In some cases, it has to do with a language barrier, but in most cases, it is fear among undocumented immigrants that they could end up being deported. More>>
Some medical providers say they often deal with Hispanic patients who are afraid to seek medical care. It's hoped the opening of a new medical clinic will change that.
Monday, September 1 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:58:50 GMT
The three-day holiday weekend ended with visitors crowding the airport and freeways as they made their way back home. According to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Association, around 313,000 people visited Las Vegas over the Labor Day weekend. More>>
The three-day holiday weekend ended with visitors crowding the airport and freeways as they made their way back home.
Monday, September 1 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:51:43 GMT
Tens of thousands of people bid farewell to summer by enjoying Lake Mead for Labor Day weekend. While there were a few minor rescues, DUI's and boating incidents, the vast majority of people had some fun in the sun. More>>
Tens of thousands of people bid farewell to summer by enjoying Lake Mead for Labor Day weekend. While there were a few minor rescues, DUI's and boating incidents, the vast majority of people had some fun in the sun.