Girl adopted by Dino Cardelli & Nancy Cardelli

Dino Cardelli, a pastor of a Calvary Chapel church is charged with repeatedly sexually molesting a 13, now 14 yo adopted daughter, as well as molesting a 2nd child, and beating 2 disabled children with a stick. In Jan 2010, his wife Nancy Cardelli learned of the sexual abuse of the 13 yo, confided in a friend, eventually separated from her husband and then commited suicide in March. She didn't report the abuse to the authorities.
Date: 2010-09-16
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse, Sexual abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father
Fundamentalist faith: yes


arcata, California
United States
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Ex-pastor faces more child abuse charges in Calif 2010-10-14
Former Arcata pastor faces three new sex charges 2010-10-14
Court documents physical abuse in Cardelli case2010-09-25
Trial for former Arcata pastor set; Cardelli's bail reduced by court 2010-09-22
Former pastor denied release; prosecutor says Dino Cardelli made admissions to law enforcement 2010-09-16
God’s Lamentation 2010-09-16
Arcata pastor pleads not guilty, resigns; judge grants protective order 2010-09-15
Arcata pastor Dino Cardelli faces molestation charges2010-09-14

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