Vice principal resigns after sex abuse allegations surface on YouTube video
The vice principal of Alhambra High School in Alhambra, Calif., resigned after a young woman accused her of sexual abuse on YouTube, reports the Los Angeles Times. A 28-year-old woman, identified only as Jamie, posted a video of herself confronting Andrea Cardosa over the phone about sexually abusing her when she was Cardosa’s student.
Jamie said the abuse began when she was just 12 years old at Chemawa Middle School in Riverside, Calif. She said when she finally had the courage to report the abuse, she learned that the statute of limitations had expired, so she decided to take her mission to YouTube.
Cardosa did not deny the allegations during the phone call, instead saying that she regrets her actions every day. Jamie told her that she ruined her life.
The video has since gone viral, and Cardosa resigned from her position at Alhambra High School on Friday. She was only hired four months ago, and Alhambra Unified School District Superintendent Laura Tellez-Gagliano told the Los Angeles Times that she had “stellar recommendations” and a background check had been completed before she was hired.
Jamie gave a news conference Monday afternoon and stated that her former teacher molested her through high school and that she wants to make sure her alleged abuser never works with minors again.