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.