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Man accused of drinking girl’s urine arrested in Arizona
Man accused of drinking girl’s urine arrested in Arizona

A Niwot man wanted for failing to show up for his December jury trial on 2007 charges he sexually assaulted an 8-year-old girl and drank her urine was arrested this week by authorities in Sedona, Ariz.

Joseph S. Cardillo, 49, was arrested on a Boulder County warrant for failure to appear at about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Arizona tourist town — more than 800 miles from Boulder.

Sedona police Cmdr. Ron Wheeler said his agency was tipped off that Cardillo was staying in a home near the Sedona Airport early Wednesday. When officers found him in the house, Cardillo was cooperative. .

“Once we made contact with him, he knew what was up, and he was taken into custody without incident,” Wheeler said.

The homeowner was in the house with Cardillo when he was arrested. Wheeler said he didn’t know who phoned in the tip or where the tipster lived.

Cardillo is being held at the Yavapai County Jail in Arizona. Boulder County Sheriff’s Office Cmdr. Rick Brough said Cardillo will be brought back to Boulder as soon as he agrees to be extradited. If Cardillo doesn’t agree, Brough said, the Sheriff’s Office will get a governor’s warrant to bring him back.

Cardillo last year pleaded not guilty to felony sex assault on a child by a person in a position of trust. Detectives began investigating him in 2007 based on a tip from the Department of Social Services.

According to Cardillo’s arrest warrant, an 8-year-old girl’s mother, Lora Lee Hansen-Beard, met Cardillo at a Hare Krishna meeting in Boulder and started dropping her daughter off with him on Saturdays for sleepovers at his home in the 8100 block of Centerbridge Drive.

The girl told detectives that Cardillo caught her urine in cupped hands to drink and used a sex toy on her, according to the warrant. They slept in the same bed together, usually naked, and would bathe together, according to police.

If convicted of the felony sex-assault charge, Cardillo could face life in prison.

Hansen-Beard told authorities that she knew about her daughter’s relationship with Cardillo but didn’t think it was a problem as long as it was touching and not sex, according to police. She was charged with two misdemeanor counts of child abuse and sentenced to 24 months of probation in July 2008.

In March, a Boulder-based bail bonds company — that lost $100,000 when Cardillo missed his jury trial and skipped town — filed a lawsuit against the suspect’s brother and sister. According to the family’s contract with Speedy Release Bail Bonds, if the company doesn’t get back the money it posted Nov. 2, 2007, to free Cardillo from jail, Daniel and Nina Cardillo must pay it back — plus 16 percent annual interest.guilty to felony sex assault on a child by a person in a position of trust. Detectives began investigating him in 2007 based on a tip from the Department of Social Services.

According to Cardillo’s arrest warrant, an 8-year-old girl’s mother, Lora Lee Hansen-Beard, met Cardillo at a Hare Krishna meeting in Boulder and started dropping her daughter off with him on Saturdays for sleepovers at his home in the 8100 block of Centerbridge Drive.

The girl told detectives that Cardillo caught her urine in cupped hands to drink and used a sex toy on her, according to the warrant. They slept in the same bed together, usually naked, and would bathe together, according to police.

If convicted of the felony sex-assault charge, Cardillo could face life in prison.

Hansen-Beard told authorities that she knew about her daughter’s relationship with Cardillo but didn’t think it was a problem as long as it was touching and not sex, according to police. She was charged with two misdemeanor counts of child abuse and sentenced to 24 months of probation in July 2008.

In March, a Boulder-based bail bonds company — that lost $100,000 when Cardillo missed his jury trial and skipped town — filed a lawsuit against the suspect’s brother and sister. According to the family’s contract with Speedy Release Bail Bonds, if the company doesn’t get back the money it posted Nov. 2, 2007, to free Cardillo from jail, Daniel and Nina Cardillo must pay it back — plus 16 percent annual interest.

Archived comments

Legalize it!

Kemo_Wasabi

3/26/2009 5:39:43 PM

Legalize what?

wgstrand

3/26/2009 5:44:13 PM

That dude and his merm are gnarly…What a creep,and the girls mother????Disgusting!Hope she is not allowed in the same time zone as her daughter.

OrangeBowl

3/26/2009 5:55:34 PM

Santa Fe — nope

Santa Cruz — sorry

Telluride — no luck

Sedona — BINGO!

Glad they got the (alleged) creep.

eltamarindo

3/26/2009 6:00:24 PM

Kemo_Wasabiyour an idiot .

DLB4U

3/26/2009 5:52:15 PM

Kemo_Wasabi you and TBT would make great bed mates.

Must not have kids, or just even a clue.

blueman

3/26/2009 6:12:07 PM

Alex Midyette will have a new roommate.

sidd

3/26/2009 6:44:37 PM

Sounds downright Biblical.

2 Kings, 18:27

“Hath he not sent me to the men which sit on the wall, that they may eat their own dung, and drink their own piss with you?”

Kemo_Wasabi

3/26/2009 9:37:58 PM

For more about drinking piss, visit

http://www.boulderpride.org/

hgr

3/26/2009 9:43:26 PM

The dingbat mother got probation…but does she still have the girl?

hgr: Are you referring to the unfortunate background color of the website?It’s a shade that should be called “Morning Asparagus Pee.”

ThatCertainWoman

3/26/2009 10:31:33 PM

so, did he grow his hair out to try to disguise himself?

bouldermeister

3/26/2009 10:42:29 PM

He’s also wanted in Oregon for sex crimes against children.

LadyArwyn@yahoo.com

3/26/2009 11:48:30 PM

ThatCertainWoman, that is totally sick but hilarious!!!Now, if that Mom had fed her daughter asparagus this whole thing could have been prevented……?

I think Pee-Boy is off to “disneyland”.And he’ll meet the good fairy there too.

smithomon

3/27/2009 12:20:16 AM

He’s been living in Sedona and the Springs area for a year now. I don’t even know why it was a big mystery to them. You could find him on the net.

Flyonthewall

3/27/2009 2:31:58 AM

What a disrespectful person this guy is!! No respect for himself (pee drinker!) …

No respect for this poor little girl, who was unfortunately stuck with one of the most negligent mothers I’ve ever heard of. I mean, seriously, would she have been slurping down cool aide in jamestown or what?

No respect for his brother and sister, who obviously care enough about him to risk the financial security of their family for him.

No respect for true spirituality. He probably went to Sedona thinking “the votex” would hide him. What a sick freaking fool.

wildflowerseed@hotmail.com

3/27/2009 6:59:45 AM

WAS A TRAILER INVOLVED???

RedWhiteAndBush

3/27/2009 7:45:06 AM

Freak. And I think the mother has the girl. The mother needs serious therapy and the girl needs a different mother.

monkeys

3/27/2009 9:19:49 AM

I think the girl is with the paternal grandparents according to previous articles.

ecofool

3/27/2009 9:33:17 AM

“No respect for himself (pee drinker!) …”

So you disrespect all uropaths?

In alternative medicine, the term urine therapy (also urotherapy, urinotherapy or uropathy) refers to various applications of human urine for medicinal or cosmetic purposes, including drinking of one’s own urine and massaging one’s skin with one’s own urine. A practitioner of urine therapy is sometimes called a uropath.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urine_therapy

Kemo_Wasabi

3/27/2009 10:03:35 AM

Scary thing is I recognize him from back in the days when we used to goto BCSIS & thats another story all together!

humanbeing2

3/27/2009 10:09:37 AM

Tease …

Kemo_Wasabi

3/27/2009 10:57:55 AM

Kemo give me a break–the guy has a pee-drinking fetish not a health issue. This pervert assaulted an eight year old. Noitice how your definition states drinking “one’s own” urine?! Not, drinking the urine of a child who is not yours, and using a sex toy on her. Dude.

Now, kemo, I am trying to maintain respect for you!!! and your “points.” But you are making it difficult 🙂

wildflowerseed@hotmail.com

3/27/2009 12:07:27 PM

“the guy has a pee-drinking fetish not a health issue.”

You speak from factual knowledge or more of your wild irresponsible speculation as usual?

Kemo_Wasabi

3/27/2009 12:19:50 PM

Wild speculation? Do you speculate he was drinking her pee for his health?

Yes, grasshopper, you are a true seeker of enlightenment, unlike me, wildly speculating about why a grown man used a sex toy on an elementary school kid, and drank her pee. Exactly. You win. Checkmate. Sent me right back to school. How embarrassing.

wildflowerseed@hotmail.com

3/28/2009 9:27:40 AM

hgr,

besides proving that you’re a libelous homophobe, what does the link you provided have to do with drinking urine?

Kemo_Wasabi

3/26/2009 9:50:14 PM

Kemo_Wasabi,

This guy molest a child, and you post this childish cr@p.You are truly lacking any class or maturity. One day you will be all grown up, maybe have a child that survives despite your mental shortcomings, and you may, just maybe, have a clue of how dumb people like you are.Good luck.My guess is you are not as stupid in public, nor as bold.And if you DO have children, you are the poster child for people needing to have pass a test to procreate.

All my best.

Blue-

blueman

3/27/2009 6:56:38 PM

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