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Ex-convict sentenced for sexually assault of schoolgirl

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LAS VEGAS -- A 48-year-old ex-convict from California was sentenced to two life terms in prison with the possibility of parole for attacking a Las Vegas schoolgirl.

A judge sentenced Richard Martin Schlacta to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 35 years for sexually assaulting a minor under 14 years old. He also received a life sentence with the possibility of parole in five years for first-degree kidnapping.

He will be eligible for parole when he is 88 years old. If Schlacta is released on parole, he will be under a life-time supervision and will have to register as a sex offender.

In August 2013, Schlacta grabbed the girl as she was locking up her bicycle at a school bus stop at Woodbury Middle School, near Sandhill Road and Harmon Avenue. He threatened to slit her throat with a box cutter, pulled her behind a building and sexually assaulted her, before she was able to get away.

Schlacta had a lengthy criminal record in California, including burglary charges and drug convictions.
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