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Souderton Man Charged With Felony Rape of Girl

Michael Cardillo, 45, of Souderton, is charged with numerous sex crimes in connection with an alleged sexual encounter with a 14-year-old Hatfield girl

A Souderton man faces charges of felony rape, felony statutory sexual assault, felony sexual assault, and other sex charges following a September 13 preliminary hearing in Souderton district court, according to Bob Keeler of The Reporter.

Michael Cardillo, 45, of Green Street, is charged in connection with an alleged sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl, according to the article.

At an Oct. 24 formal arraignment at Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas, Cardillo also faces charges of misdemeanor corruption of minors, misdemeanor indecent assault, misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance, misdemeanor publication of misleading advertisements, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor furnishing liquor to a minor and a summary count of providing tobacco to a minor, according to court records.

Cardillo remains at Montgomery County Prison in lieu of $50,000 cash bail, according to court records.

According to The Reporter, an affidavit of probable cause states that the girl, a Hatfield resident, told police in April that Cardillo, a family friend, had allegedly given her cigarettes in September 2011. The girl told police Cardillo allegedly placed his hands on her buttocks during an October 2011 party, according to the article.

The alleged victim told police that Cardillo allegedly gave her two beers and smoked bowls of marijuana in March 2012, according to the article.

The girl told police that while she was sleeping on a couch at his home, she was awakened by Cardillo on top of her and he allegedly raped her, according to the article.

Cardillo was interviewed by police and admitted giving her cigarettes in the past and gave her beer at his home, according to the article. He told police he had not had marijuana at his home for six months and that he smokes joints, not bowls, according to the article.

The girl admitted to her aunt between January and March that Cardillo allegedly made advances to her, and that he allegedly raped her three to four weeks prior, according to the article.

mike September 27, 2012 at 12:00 AM
Kelli, who are you? and why do you think you know so much about this. if you know both families then you know me. why don't you call me and and we can discuss further.... if not shut up!!! mike , u know my number
mike September 27, 2012 at 12:00 AM
john, its because she is afraid to say her name is Rachel. just shameful....... and Rachel, if Cardillo such a good guy why was he doing what he was doing in the first place. that's no friend of the family. bottom line is he was trusted, and what happened shouldn't have happened, any of it! now its his turn! i may be 3000 miles away but not for long!.
Kelli October 03, 2012 at 03:15 AM
HA yea mike if you know everything like your trying to make it seem you'd know im not Rachel I know Rachel very well and she is one of the sweetest people on this planet so don't talk about her at all she has nothing to do with this. Its nice that you point fingers at people trying to guess who I am. How childish is that really? I cant tell you what my name is nor do i really want the family of the "victim" harassing me and complaining. Ive known Cardillo my whole life, I was there when his son passed away, he wouldn't hurt a fly. Like I said before if you don't know the "victim" personally or Cardillo then you have no reason to bash him or any of his friends or family its extremely childish. And Mike I know the victim, her family, some of there friends, Cardillo, his family, and some of his friends but I have no idea who you are at all. Obviously I know way more about this then the random people on here claiming to have a clue on whats going on.
Kelli October 03, 2012 at 03:17 AM
And for the millionth time I know both the victim and Cardillo so can everyone get that straight so I don't have to clear that up every day
Maria October 03, 2012 at 01:08 PM
Kelli, you make me sad. Just because you think he couldn't hurt a fly, doesn't mean he wouldn't. You obviously didn't read what I wrote. I don't know either family, but from my own past experience, you should never doubt that a family member couldn't do it. 7 out of 10 children who are molested, are molested by a family member or a close family friend? This includes rape. Most victims are raped by someone they know. Just because you know him, doesn't mean he isn't capable.
mike October 03, 2012 at 03:19 PM
Well Kelli, looks like you’re throwing the same hissy fit as you so elegantly described in an earlier post…..no need for that. Its ok if you truly don’t know either party, you’ll be ok. Kelli, look it’s pretty simple, as a matter of fact I think this will probably go back to sixth grade social studies, but maybe you didn’t make it that far, and well I’m sorry to hear that. But at the end of the day the sixth amendment, affords us the right to confront accusers without obscurity. Therefore if you are not willing to share your name, maybe out of fear of getting beat up (that’s my thought), then you shouldn’t be making the statements you did in the earlier posts. It’s actually quite ignorant if you ask me and also Anti- American. At the end of the day, grow a set or just shut up. Go find another article for your negative networking or whatever it is you’re doing. Maria, WELL PUT! And thank you.
John October 03, 2012 at 03:24 PM
First let me say Maria, I am so sorry for what you went through. No one should ever have to go through that. I'm so sorry that your family didn't believe you because they thought that family member would ever do anything like that. I hope in time if you haven't already, heal from this. Kelli, since you know everything, you should know who Mike is. I too was there when his son died. I was there for his recent divorces. I can't believe you would mention the death of his son in the forum, but let's talk. How did he die Kelli? Let's talk about the speech the accused gave at his sons funeral just as things were wrapping up, how he chastised all his son's friends because they were just at that spot the year before burying someone else for the same reason. YET, he goes and gives drugs and alcohol to a minor (which he has admitted to publicly) a few years after he has to bury his son for that same reason. I highly doubt the family or friends of the victim would harass you. Please. I think they have more important things to worry about. Do you know why the victim was at his house that night? Just curious. since you know so much. And as for your opinion of "rachel". That's a bit to be desired. I guess everyone is entitled to their opinion. There are several victims in this whole mess. The Cardillo family (minus the accused) and the victim and her family. I just hope and pray they can all heal from this.
Kelli October 03, 2012 at 06:11 PM
How am I throwing a hissy fit? Maybe you need to go back to school as you implied that I didn't graduate. Most likely you didn't,but I have graduated thank you very much. And Im sorry if my "negativity" upsets any one on here since that's all that people are writing on here is negative comments, I don't understand why you just pick out mine. Oh wait that's because everyone on here doesn't care that someone who is innocent will spend years in prison because a girl lied. But its ok as long as your all happy that's all that matters right? As for Mike and John maybe i know who you are but I really dont think so at all. I was around for his divorces and I was there for his sons funeral, also the one the year before that. Im not talking about the drugs or alcohol, but honestly at her age your so use to saying no to your parents about everything why wouldn't you just say no to alcohol and drugs? Weve all been that age you just say no easy as that. Several victims is a complete understatement, if Cardillo is charged and sent to jail over this it will ruin his entire life, and his family will be devastated. We know he wouldn't do this, we have known him long enough. And weve known the victims family long enough to know how there daughter acts. Yeah I'm afraid of being beat up that's it. HA Also unlike the people on this site I don't comment on random things when I get bored just to have online fights with random people about things. That is as childish as it gets.
Kelli October 03, 2012 at 06:18 PM
But I am commenting on here because I know the family's and frankly think this entire thing is a load of b.s. And saying that putting my real name on here wouldn't get me harassed is a load of shit because Ive got people on this site that say they went to my cousins funerals, and were there for Cardillos divorces, and that are saying that I'm looking to get beat up and to grow a pair. Yeah really mature. No id rather just not say I'm name so that's its easier since your already having such an amazing time bashing my family and my self. So its ok for you to bash Cardillo but not anyone else? So yea this is exactly how America works your right I forgot.
mike October 03, 2012 at 06:25 PM
Yea, actually you’re correct; I am suggesting you go back to school. Have you just read your post??? If you are any day over 13 years old you should be embarrassed with your grammar and punctuation. Don’t hate the truth….. it can only make you stronger.
John October 03, 2012 at 06:40 PM
Just one question Kelli, How do you know he didn't do it??? And no one is bashing your family. If you read the comments (many have said) they feel sorry for both families involved just no sympathy is felt towards him. I know exactly who you are! And I can tell you that you have not been around this victim in over a year if not close to 2. she's had more conversations with your grandparents than she's ever had with you! So your statements about hissy fits and getting what she wants are coming from your uncle or your own assumptions. You my dear were no picnic as a teenager. And yes teenagers do experiment. The statement that I was trying to make (which you couldn't figure out) was that he being an adult should've known better, especially considering the circumstances of your cousins passing. Did you not read Maria's comments??? Or are you just bypassing them because you don't want to consider the fact that your uncle is lying!
Kelli October 04, 2012 at 03:38 AM
OK one question how do you know that he DID do it? Why don't you just think that one over? Yea and insulting me is going to make you happier right? Are you 5? Also you don't know who I am, have you ever met me? No, there for you have no way of saying you know how I was as a teenager. You aren't my parents there for you have no idea how I was. Also all you are doing is assuming you know who this is, not who i am because you have no clue at all. Also my uncle never put these thoughts in my head. I believe facebook and what you put on it can be read by anyone right? There for what you put on there is for everyone to see. So when you post a comment on there that your child misbehaves more often then not, and a couple times put comments on there about her running away, people are gonna find out. Never once did I say my uncle told me about how she acts, Ive talked to her, know people her age that know her, and had her on Facebook and her parents when I had a Facebook. That's all I need. Also saying that he should of known better then to offer anything I completely agree with, but she is old enough to know what alcohol is and to say no. End of story. I have read everyones comments on here. I feel bad for the people who have had it happen in the past with it being themselves, family or friends, but that still has nothing to do with my uncle what so ever. You just all wanna believe he did it. So the "grown" men on here bashing your once "friend" and me is 100% childish.
Kelli October 04, 2012 at 03:47 AM
Don't you people have better things to do then bash someone you don't even know? Guess not. I only starting commenting on here because some very cruel things were said about a very close family member. If you feel so bad for his family then you wouldn't bash him, because your hurting his loved ones just as much as him. Then once again after a couple weeks of no one commenting on here then I saw the post thinking that I am Rachel. That hurt just as bad, because I use to be very close with Rachel, and putting her name out there like that was ridiculous! You people can be as mad as you want that she isn't on the same side as you. And why is that? Oh yea because she knows BOTH sides of this story very well and knows who would lie and who wouldn't. Also telling me my comments are negative, have you read your own? I would ASSUME not, since yours are much more negative then mine.
Grammyof11 October 05, 2012 at 06:06 PM
I have been following this story since the day I read it in the paper. I do not know the victim, however I can say I know the accused and his family. And I must say I am not surprised. I have always told my husband over many years that one of these days of all 5 kids in this family 3 of the boys, including this one, would cause heartache to this family. And lo and behold, my money was on this one. Comes across like he's sweet and what not, but I could always see trouble in his eyes. Yes, I am a neighbor on the street where this mans parents live. This man along with his brothers, drink way too much and I swear in the summer, when they are out at the pool in the back yard, I smell something funny. So, none of this surprises me. He even partied it up with the girl next to to his parents, who was louder than the rumble of thunder. Miss Kelli, with all do respect to you, I can say in my old age, I do remember things I was taught in history, hopefully you will too...before an arrest comes an investigation, after that is completed a decision is made to arrest or not...in this case an arrest was made. It then goes to a low court (district magistrate here in pa). That judge during a preliminary hearing needs to decide if there's enough evidence a/k/a proof to make the charges stick and hold for higher court. Obviously, that seems to be the case. There is evidence a/k/a proof your uncle just may be guilty. I just pray the rest of these boys grow up and not cause anymore heartache.
John October 08, 2012 at 11:48 PM
Wow KC how quick we forget what this family has done for you and your brother. And family values? Where do you get off even discussing them? You of all people have no room to talk. These parents NEVER gave their daughter alcohol. Your neighbor pinned you all so well.
pizza November 06, 2012 at 03:03 AM
Alright look I know both families I know all of the stories going around I know everyone who is commenting and as for you 'kelli' im not going to say your name because im 95% sure I know who it is but 1. She did not run away to his house 2. Yes she is wrong for taking the drugs, beer, and the cigetettes but he is 45 YEARS OLD! HE SHOULD KNOW BETTER!! And she was raped AFTER she ran away because she ran away in February! And 'kelli' I bet you experimented when you were her age so you have no room to talk. You have no idea how hard it must of been for her to come out and say this you don't. So unless you can be in her shoes for five minutes be quiet and don't judge her. She is 14 and has so much shit going on right now. And as for Cardillo, the look in his eyes gave it away that he was hitting on her. Did she pick it up right away no why because she probably didn't know what to think. 'Kelli' you disguist me.
Maria January 22, 2013 at 01:00 AM
Any updates on this story Patch?
Tony Di Domizio (Editor) January 22, 2013 at 04:37 AM
A pre-trial conference is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 22
Woody July 12, 2013 at 12:47 PM
Kelli your comments absolutely makes me sick. Knowing someone can have such harsh and disgusting remarks to such a horrible horrible event sickens me especially from a girl.
Melissa kozlowski October 02, 2013 at 08:10 AM
for all of you fighting over who knows more and who knew mikes son and was at the funeral and what was said and how he died NEEDS TO KEEP MY DEAD BROTHER OUT OF THIS BULLSHIT!!! If you were there then you know his sister..ME.. Gave a poem and speech and WILL NOT have people talking bullshit about him or how the hell he died. I'm glad he's not here to deal with this crap and his mother my mother grieves everyday that she lost her only son. He will rest peacefully and not be thrown into your petty ass shit!!!! You all are so quick to judge and keep arguing on here give it a damn break n my brother would tell you all to Shut the fu@k up!
pepsi October 02, 2013 at 09:20 AM
Cardillo got his ass beat anyway.....
Maria October 02, 2013 at 10:07 AM
Yes, that seems to be the word around town. Apparently he got caught cheating on his girlfriend with a married woman by the husband of the married woman. I heard about that having while having lunch on main st.
Melissa kozlowski October 02, 2013 at 11:04 AM
You people seriously have nothing better to do you all are pretty fucking sorry sit around n just talk shit I bet if your closets were opened everyone could see some lies and shit there too! And we tell our children to be nice and not bully but YOU people are exactly where kids get it from!!! Horrible
pepsi October 02, 2013 at 04:46 PM
its not the word... its what happened.. broke up my family... piece of shit knows nothing better then to destroy people. deserves to go to jail an rot
John October 02, 2013 at 07:29 PM
Melissa, If you read all the comments, it appears that a family memeber has brought your family into this thread. You should look inside your family and find out who Kelli really is. I only made reference to Cardillos speech at the funeral regarding kids using drugs and alcohol. Yet, he turned around and admittedly gave them too this teen girl. That said, I told you at your brothers grandparents house when I met you that I was sorry for your loss. I meant it then and I still mean it now. Your brothers life was cut way too short. He was a good kid. As for his father, he has walked around way to long that he is untouchable and can get away with anything. He had the trust of a lot of people and broke that trust. I heard of that August incident and I am in no way surprised. Maybe Karma is finally catching up to him. His trial I believe is at the end of this month. Again, melissa, My deepest sympathies to you and your mother for the loss of your brother. That should've never happend.
Melissa kozlowski October 02, 2013 at 07:46 PM
I totally accept your apology thank you n no this was my step father by marriage but still I do think everyone here just has so much to say n not one of us really knows what happened it's all opinions that's it. N yes he's eating alive and killing himself with guilt from my brothers death a lot of unsaid things n times he has lost. I feel bad for both families as they are dragged into something the parents of both sides and it sucks. But yes my brother meant the world to me he was my best friend n I loved him very much. I get very defensive about him because he's not here to speak himself so sorry if I did over react. I came home from an inpatient rehab after 8 months to burry my brother from an accidentally overdose from a party that was the hardest thing I've ever had to do n still I have kept my promise to him 6 years clean married and son now and just built a home so I live for him n my self everyday. I'm glad he's not here to feel the embarrassment from this although he'd probably live with me. But thank you again sorry I'm very passionate about him even if I live far away I still felt like I needed to say something for others who brought his death up.
Maria October 26, 2013 at 09:48 AM
Has the trial happened yet?
John October 28, 2013 at 04:37 PM
Maria, there was no trail. The fool had enough common sense to make a plea. The sentencing was today. though the judge tour into him about his drinking and drug problem, guess where he went after the court hearing??? The junction house in lansdale. Guess he doesn't realize the judge wasn't joking. He's an ass. Got off lucky if you ask my opinion. I hope he becomes butches bitch. Oh, and by the way, he admitted in court for all to hear, that he did have inappropriate sexual contact with the victim. Hey Kelli, what do you think about you sweet ol uncle now. He's trash!!!! We pray for the victim and his parents.
Maria October 29, 2013 at 06:41 PM
Wow. Took a plea deal and made admission in court.....I have no words. I can only pray for this victim. beings that I've been in that situation and it's crappy. I am surprised I haven't seen an update in the papers or here. So, if he was at a bar, does that mean he's not getting any jail time? That is just wrong if that's the case.
pepsi November 05, 2013 at 03:42 PM
HAHAHAHAH piece of shit Mikes gonna get torn up in MCCF!! everybody already knows hes coming an what he did!!! hahahaha I cant wait... Piece of shit should stop destroying peoples families!!!!

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