Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Pastor Dino Cardelli Faces More Charges

California: A former Humboldt County pastor accused of molesting a 13-year-old girl in his care is facing child sex abuse charges involving a second child.

Prosecutors charged Dino Cardelli on Wednesday with three additional counts of committing lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14. The 49-year-old widower and foster parent already was charged with recurring sexual abuse on the girl who lived with him.

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Cardelli has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

He was pastor of Arcata's Calvary Chapel for 15 years until resigning after his arrest last month.