Man accused of enticement, murder-for-hire of Burrillville girl indicted on 8 new counts


PROVIDENCE – The man accused of enticing – and later trying to hire someone to murder – a Burrillville girl has been indicted on eight new counts by a Statewide Grand Jury.

Chandler Cardente, who is 29-years-old and a registered level 3 sex offender, is facing new charges, announced Attorney General Peter Neronha, on Wednesday, August 2.

The indictment charges Cardente with eight new counts: six counts of first-degree child molestation, one count of enticement of children, and one count of contributing to delinquency of a minor.

The charges are the latest following an incident that began in Burrillville in Decemeber of 2021, when Cardente reportedly picked up the 12-year-old near Burrillville Middle School. Cardente was arrested following an investigation by Burrillville, Cranston and Warwick police. He was indicted for allegedly enticing the minor in September of last year, and later for trying to hire someone to murder the girl from state prison in attempt to eliminate her as a witness.

He had been previously convicted of First-Degree Child Molestation and Third-Degree Sexual Assault in July of 2014, and was classified as a level 3 sex offender. Cardente has also been convicted of failing to register on multiple occasions.

Cardente is scheduled to be arraigned in Providence County Superior Court on Wednesday, August 23.

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