Cardelli Pleads Guilty
DA Press Release:
Cardelli Pleads Guilty in Child Molestation Case
On Monday, June 20, 2011, Dino Alfred Cardelli, 50, of McKinleyville, pled guilty to one count
of continuous sexual abuse of a minor under 14 years of age, one count of attempting to dissuade a
witness and 25 misdemeanor counts of violating a court order not to contact a witness. He also pled
guilty to one count of misdemeanor annoying or molesting a child that involved a second victim.
Cardelli is due to appear mid July in front of Judge W. Bruce Watson to review the status of
sentencing. He faces up to 18 years in the California Department of Corrections and will also be
required to register as a sex offender for life.
This case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Kelly Neel.
The photo is from Cardelli’s Facebook page via the North Coast Journal which has an excellent background piece by Ryan Burns.