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Bail set for man accused of assaulting girl near school

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Richard Schlacta (Source: LVMPD) Richard Schlacta (Source: LVMPD)

A judge set bail Friday for a man accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl at knifepoint near a middle school Wednesday.

According to Las Vegas Metro police, 48-year-old Richard Schlacta was arrested near Woodbury Middle School after a girl said she was attacked by him.

The girl told investigators that she was locking her bicycle at the school when she was confronted by Schlacta who was holding an edged weapon. She said Schlacta assaulted her several times, but she was eventually able to escape and flag down a passing motorist, who called police.

Police said they arrested Schlacta near the school after a brief foot chase.

Schlacta was charged with three counts of sexual assault with a victim under 14, attempted sexual assault with a victim under 14, first-degree kidnapping, coercion with force or threat of force and battery with a deadly weapon with intent to commit sexual assault with a victim under 16.

On Friday, Schlacta appeared in a Las Vegas courtroom where a judge set his bail at $1 million.

During the hearing, it was revealed that Schlacta has nine felony charges and five misdemeanor charges on his record.

Schlacta's next court hearing is scheduled for Sept. 26.

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