Woman Confronts Former Teacher Over Sexual Abuse in YouTube Video
A California educator accused of sexual abuse has resigned within hours of a former student calling her up and posting their conversation on YouTube. The former student, Jamie Carrillo, 28, accuses a woman she identifies as Andrea Cardosa, an assistant principal at Alhambra High School in California, of abusing her intermittently while Carrillo was 12-18 years old. Carrillo says Cardosa began molesting her while coaching Carrillo's basketball team at Chemawa Middle School in Riverside, Calif. Cardosa would kiss her in the locker room and then started taking her on trips to have sex, Carrillo says.
Authorities are investigating Carrillo's claims after the video went viral and school authorities discovered it. Carrillo says she came forward because she wants to protect other children, including her own two kids. She waited so long because Cardosa had "brainwashed" her, threatening to kill herself if Carrillo ever left her, she says.
The YouTube video, titled "A call to my childhood rapist teacher," was posted on Jan. 17. Carrillo is easily able to contact Cardosa at work, and they proceed to have a very raw conversation.
"I was only 12 years old when I met you. Do you realize that you brainwashed me, you manipulated me, and that what you did was wrong?"
"Yes, and I regret it."
During the call, Cardosa says she just wanted to "help" Carrillo and denies sexually molesting other students.
"How is having a sexual relationship with a 12-year-old student helping?"
"That wasn't anything that I intended. I don't even know what happened."
"You ruined my life. You ruined my childhood. Do you realize that?"
"You sicken me."
At first, Cardosa's voice registers shock, but by the end, the viewer can hear her voice breaking as the call ends.
"I regret it every day."
"You're disgusting. Bye."
After hanging up, Carrillo told viewers she was "shaking like a leaf," but she continued to speak. She gave Cardosa's number to the public and encouraged them to call her. Even though police say the statute of limitations may be an issue with the case, they will have to investigate the timeline of events further.
"After all these years, I've been waiting to get some answers, to get some sort of justice, and now it's too late because I waited too long to realize?" she asks in the video.
But she is more positive in her YouTube comments, thanking people who spread her message. "Because of all of you who shared she will not be getting away with these things that she has done to me or any one else," she wrote.
Watch the entire chilling video here: