California teacher accused of 16 felony counts of sexual abuse caught on YouTube

By Elaine Alluin ,

California teacher, Andrea Michelle Cardosa, was charged on Monday with a total of 16 counts of sexual abuse of a child. According to the Riverside County district attorney there were five counts of aggravated sexual assault and 11 counts of lewd acts on a child.

Jamie Carrollo, 28, a former student of Cardosa, 40, confronted her in a phone call that she posted on YouTube about the abuse she endured when she was 12-years-old.

CNN posted the video and reports that another victim of abuse has come forward. The 18-year-old victim has spoken up and is accusing the Val Verde Unified School District in Perris, California, of negligence.

In the YouTube video the victim, Carrollo, and Cardosa are talking about the sexual abuse. Cardosa seems reluctant to talk and answer questions about the allegations. The reasoning behind Carrollo making the video public is because now that she has children she does not want them to go through the same thing she went through.

Carrollo went on to say that the abuse she endured occurred “off and on” between the ages of 12 to 18. She withheld speaking about the abuse to authorities because she was brainwashed by Cardosa.

Carrollo said, "She told me that my family didn't love me. She told me that nobody cared about me and that she was the only one that loved me and the only one that was there for me. She made me believe that she was my only friend, and that I could trust her."

New York Daily News reported that the second victim that is known as Brianna claims that Cardosa started abusing her when she was 14-years-old. Brianna said that Cardosa would call her “special” and give her gifts.

The undivided attention escalated more once Cardosa became friends with Brianna’s mother. Brianna's attorney Luis A. Carrillo said, "She was manipulated. And the truth is that she manipulated her mom, permitted access to her daughter so she betrayed both.”

After Cariilo’s video went viral Brianna found the voice to come forward. In regards to Brianna’s reaction to the video Carrillo said, "She was more in shock than anything. That's why she reached out to Jamie to tell her that she was also manipulated just like Jamie."



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