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Vegas officer gets house arrest in sex with schoolgirls case

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Posted at 4:46 PM, Feb 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-28 19:46:36-05

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A judge set bail at $50,000 and ordered house arrest for a 47-year-old Las Vegas police officer accused of engaging in sex acts with girls he encountered at the junior-and-senior high school in the Colorado River resort town of Laughlin.

Christopher Peto's attorney said Friday he should be able to post bail for his release pending a March 31 hearing on charges including kidnapping a minor, lewdness and soliciting a child for prostitution.

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A not-guilty plea was entered on Peto's behalf following his arrest Jan. 31 and suspension with pay from the police job he has had since 1999.