On Friday, YouTube user “Jamie X” uploaded a video of herself calling a former teacher, who Jamie said sexually abused her from age 12 to 20.
“I am 28 years old and have been waiting years to get up enough courage to report a teacher for sexually abusing me for years,” Jamie wrote in the video description. “When I finally got up enough courage to report her, I found out that the statute of limitations was up and she will never have to pay for the things that she did to me.”
The call between Jamie and Andrea Cardosa begins about two minutes into the video:
Jamie: Is this Ms. Cardosa?
Jamie: The Ms. Cardosa that used to work in Moreno Valley?
Cardosa: Well, it depends on what part of Moreno Valley. What, you know, yes.
Jamie: Is it Val Verde school district?
Jamie: Used to work at Chemawa?
Cardosa: In Riverside, yes.
Jamie: OK. This is Jamie. You’re an assistant principal, huh?
Jamie: So what happens when a student comes in and says that they’re having a sexual relationship with a teacher?
Cardosa: Then I would involve law enforcement.
Jamie: So how is that any different from what you did when I was at Chemawa Middle?
Cardosa: It’s not.
Jamie: So why are you excluded from the law? Why did you do that? I was only 12 years old when I met you. You realize you brainwashed me and you manipulated me? And that what you did was wrong?
Cardosa: Yes. And I regret it.
Jamie: You know that I am completely messed up? That I have so many issues because of you?
Cardosa: I only — I just wanted to help you.
Jamie: How is having a sexual relationship with a 12-year-old student helping?
Cardosa: That wasn’t anything that I intended. I don’t even know what happened.
Jamie: It’s completely shocking to me that you are an assistant principal. Are you doing this with other students too?
Jamie: Is that how you help them?
Cardosa: No. Not at all.
Jamie: You ruined my life. You ruined my childhood. You realize that?
Cardosa: No. No.
Jamie: You sicken me. You sicken me. Every day when I think about what you did you sicken me. I have kids of my own and I’m the age now that I pretty much met you at, and I could never think about doing the things that you did. You should be so ashamed and so disgusted with yourself.
Cardosa: I am. I am.
Jamie: How fucking dare you.
Cardosa: I regret it every day. Every day.
Jamie: You’re disgusting. Bye.
Jamie, later identified as Jamie Carrillo, told KTLA she posted the video to let parents know about the assistant principal’s predatory past.
Cardosa has since resigned and her case referred to police, according to a letter sent out by her school district. In a pre-recorded message to parents on Sunday, Alhambra High School said no current students have come forward with allegations against Cardosa.
“Based on the Alhambra Police Department’s preliminary investigation, no Alhambra High School students were identified, nor have any Alhambra High School students come forward. The alleged action took place in another school district.”
In an interview with CBS Los Angeles, the woman alleged that she was “scared” to talk about things before Jamie’s YouTube video surfaced.
The woman said, “Our stories are exactly, extremely, extremely alike.”
She said that now that she was older and more mature she “sees what was going on” when she was a child.
The woman also said that after watching the video there “was no doubt” that the teacher who Jamie accused of sexual abuse, is the same one who the woman claims abused her. “I saw myself in Jamie. I saw myself as if I was talking to her,” she told CBS Los Angeles.
The woman’s lawyer said that his client was a victim and the police should investigate her claims.