The Little People Big World fans would know that Jacob Roloff recently accused the producer of the show Christopher Cardamone of molestation. However, it looks like this isn’t the first time the man has been accused of such charges. The Sun revealed that Cardamone had served 73 days in jail back in 2008. He had pleaded guilty to child sex crimes. Christopher, 44, acted as the senior producer on the TLC program for a total of 134 episodes between 2007-2010. The Sun reveals that Chris got arrested on October 20, 2008, in Santa Clara, California. He was accused of sex crimes. Back in the time, Jacob was in the age group of 10-13 years. However, it is unclear if the victim of these sex crimes was Jacob.
The Public Information Officer Reveals Details
The Public Information Officer for the Santa Clara Sheriff has revealed details. Back in September 2008, they had conducted a child molestation investigation. The suspect in the matter was Christopher Cardamone. He was arrested and booked in the Main Jail in San Jose. He was a felony under lewd and lascivious acts with a minor. The court papers confirm that Chris was charged with counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14. One of these was a count of cruelty with possible injury or even death.
In December 2010, Chris accepted the plea deal. He was then convicted for cruelty to a child with possible injury or death. Other charges got dismissed. However, the court papers confirm that Chris was in jail for 73 days. He was under four years of supervised probation. Chris was also under substance counseling. He had to maintain full-time employment. He also had to submit a property/person search and chemical testing.
Little People, Big World: TLC Comments On The Charges
TLC commented on this alleged abuse. In a statement to US Weekly, the production says that they did not know anything about this. They just came to know about this alleged encounter that had occurred years ago involving a third party connected to the production of the reality series Little People, Big World. They say that they are really sad and troubled. These are extremely serious allegations, and TLC will be co-operative with the authorities. TLC says that their main focus remains on supporting the whole Roloff family in this difficult time.
Producer Chris hasn’t acknowledged these claims after working on the Oregon-based show for three years. The TV staffer started his career as a producer for the one season of Big Brother in 2000 and went to become a field producer on Parking Wars and Fast N’ Loud. However, back in 2014, Chris abruptly left the industry. Ever since he isn’t associated with any project.