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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.

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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