Guilty! Andrea Michelle Cardosa, Alhambra, California (arrested Jan 2014)

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    KTLA: After YouTube Video, 2nd Accuser Files Legal Claim Over Alleged Sex Abuse (Jan 23 2014)

    An attorney for an 18-year-old woman, identified only as Brianna, held a news conference Thursday in South Pasadena where he said his client was abused as a 14-year-old student at Val Verde Unified School District.

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    Shortly after Carrillo posted the video, she was contacted by Brianna, who said she too had a relationship with Cardosa. “She began to bribe me with things like movie tickets, candy bars and a trip to lunch and all kinds of stuff,” Brianna wrote in a message that Carrillo shared with KTLA. “Now I realize that, after everything, she was obsessed with me. Maybe in love.” Brianna wrote that she recognized Cardosa’s voice from Carrillo’s YouTube video. “I stopped talking to her about my sophomore year because I just completely felt uncomfortable by her,” Brianna wrote. “I don’t want money or anything, but to just simply tell you that there are other girls out there.”
     
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    ABC Local KABC: Victim files sex abuse charges against IE school districts after YouTube video (Jan 22 2014)

    That video prompted a second woman to come forward alleging that she was also abused by Cardosa, when the suspect worked as a vice principal in Perris. "When my client saw Jamie on TV, it just triggered flashbacks as to her own abuse," said attorney Luis Carrillo. He says his client, identified only as Brianna, was abused in much the same way that Jamie alleged in her now-viral YouTube video. "She befriended her, she pretended to be a mentor, a guide, a guardian, and then she was really coming on to her and tried to seduce her. In her mother's words, she was trying to seduce her daughter," said Carrillo.

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    On Wednesday, Carrillo filed two lawsuits; one was filed against Val Verde Unified School District, which is where he says his client was abused, and another lawsuit was filed against Riverside Unified School District. "Both school districts were negligent and fell asleep, they weren't protecting the kids," said Carrillo.
     
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    Los Angeles Times: Alhambra vice principal, accused of sex abuse, quits; inquiry begins (Jan 23 2014)

    Andrea Cardosa, 40, resigned from her post at Alhambra High School last Friday, a few hours after the video went live and someone forwarded it to school administrators. Jamie Carillo, 28, says Cardosa began sexually abusing her when she was an eighth-grader at a Riverside middle school in the late 1990s. At the time, Cardosa was a teacher there. Carillo said she posted the video on YouTube because she thought it was the only way to get justice. On Tuesday, a second woman came forward with allegations against Cardosa, according to Riverside police. "We believe the video is serious enough to investigate. We have detectives working on this," Riverside police spokesman Val Graham said.

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    Before arriving at Alhambra, Cardosa worked for three other school districts, teaching, serving as vice principal and coaching girls' sports. Each time she was hired, Cardosa passed all necessary background checks, according to officials at the Riverside Unified School District, Val Verde Unified School District and Coalinga-Huron Joint Unified School District. Carillo's attorney, David Ring, said Riverside police and school officials interviewed Carrillo and Cardosa in 1999 but no charges were filed. Riverside police declined to comment on whether there was an investigation, and school officials said they were not aware of prior accusations against Cardosa.
     
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    ABC Local KABC: 2nd woman speaks out, accuses former teacher of sexual abuse (Jan 23 2014)

    Brianna, 18, is eight months pregnant, and as she is about to become a mother, she says she found the courage to come forward to help other potential victims. "The district needs to start doing their job because they're supposed to protect their students, not physically harm them and mentally harm them," said Brianna. Brianna said that in 2010, when she was 14, she was sexually molested by Andrea Cardosa, who was then her teacher in the Val Verde Unified School District in Perris. She said Cardosa was controlling. "By convincing my mother that she would do great in my life, she turned my mind against thinking that all I needed was her," said Brianna. "There was lots of manipulation within the time."

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    Brianna's attorney, Luis Carrillo, filed lawsuits against the two school districts on Wednesday. "[The Riverside] district ignored it, gave a positive recommendation to Ms. Cardosa and then she got a new job at Val Verde Unified School District, where she committed other acts," said Carrillo.
     
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    Huffington Post: Andrea Cardosa, Former Teacher, Accused Of Molestation By 2nd Woman (Jan 23 2014)

    At a press conference on Thursday, the second woman, Brianna, told reporters that she watched the YouTube video on Saturday, and "it was like a trigger, like a flashback." Brianna, who is now 18, says Cardosa befriended her mother while Brianna was a student at Tomas Rivera Middle School in Perris in 2010. She then "groomed" Brianna by giving her movie tickets, candy bars and lunch trips and calling her special, then made several sexual advances, inappropriately touching her and abusing her, according to a copy of the claim filed against Val Verde Unified. Brianna's lawyer Luis Carrillo said school officials failed to heed signs of an improper relationship between Cardosa and his client.
     
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    Cosmopolitan: Amazing Woman Confronts Her Alleged Rapist on YouTube (Jan 24 2014)

    [Jamie] Carrillo, the first victim, says that [Andrea] Cardosa's special treatment didn't stop at private trips and privileges (via CNN): "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. She said that she would kill herself if I ever left, and I believed her."
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    The second student, Brianna, says that her sex-abuse grooming process was similar to Carrillo's, from the manipulation and alienation of family members to the special treatment. "She began to bribe me with things like movie tickets, candy bars and a trip to lunch and all kinds of stuff. Now I realize that, after everything, she was obsessed with me. Maybe in love."
     
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    South Pasadena Review: Second Woman Claims She Was Abused by Andrea Cardosa (Jan 26 2014)

    [Andrea] Cardosa reportedly was a temporary status teacher at Chemawa Middle School in Riverside and resigned in 1999 for unknown reasons. That’s about the time [Jamie] Carrillo told authorities she was molested ... On Thursday, the alleged second victim’s attorney ... told the media that [Andrea] Cardosa also molested his client.
     
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    KTLA: After YouTube Video Alleges Sex Abuse, Teacher Charged With 16 Felonies (Feb 3 2014)

    Andrea Michelle Cardosa, 40, was charged in connection with alleged illegal sexual contact with two underage students when she was a teacher and administrator in Riverside County. She was not in custody and a $5 million warrant had been issued for her arrest, the DA’s office stated.

    Updated report from KTLA:

    After a $5 million warrant had been issued for her arrest, Cardosa was taken into custody at 5:45 p.m. Monday in Perris by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department warrant team.
    She was expected to be arraigned in the Riverside Hall of Justice on Thursday, according to the DA’s office.
     
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    ABC Local KABC: Teacher exposed on YouTube charged with sexual assault (Feb 3 2014)

    Andrea Cardosa, a former middle school teacher and school administrator who was accused in a viral YouTube video of sexually abusing a former student, was charged with sexual assault on Monday. The Riverside County District Attorney's Office charged Cardosa with 16 felony counts of aggravated sexual assault on a child under the age of 14, lewd acts on a child under the age of 14, and lewd acts on a child 14 or 15 years of age while the defendant is at least 10 years older than the victim. Each of the counts applies to a victim known as Jane Doe 1, except for one count involving Jane Doe 2. The aggravated sexual assaults on a child counts carry potential life sentences.
     
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    Houston Chronicle: Educator charged with sexual abuse in YouTube case (Feb 3 2014)

    Andrea Cardosa, 40, was charged with five counts of aggravated sexual assault on a child and 11 other counts of abuse, the Riverside County District Attorney's office said in a statement ... A $5 million warrant has been issued for Cardosa's arrest, the district attorney's office said. If Cardosa is convicted, the five aggravated sexual assault charges could carry a life sentence, the statement said. Fifteen of the counts stem from allegations of abuse against the woman who posted the YouTube video, and one stems from abuse allegations related to the second woman.

    BuzzFeed: Teacher Confronted On YouTube Charged With Sexual Abuse (Feb 3 2014)
     
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    KXLY: URGENT: Alleged Teacher Abuse Arrest (Feb 3 2014)

    The California educator who was accused by a former student on YouTube last month of sexual abuse was charged Monday with 16 felony counts of child sex abuse, the Riverside County District Attorney's Office said. The DA's office said a warrant had been issued for the arrest of 40-year-old Andrea Michelle Cardosa.
     
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    New York Daily News: Former California educator accused of sexually abusing two students is charged with 16 felony counts (Feb 3 2014)

    Andrea Cardosa, 40, was charged Monday with five counts of aggravated sexual assault on a child and 11 other counts of abuse by the Riverside County District Attorney's office. The former teacher and administrator was collared in Perris on Monday evening.

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    But according to the district's Senior Public Information Specialist John Hall, because the five counts of aggravated sexual assault on a child carry potential life sentences a statute of limitations does not apply. Hall also defended that the allegations by the second younger victim, who came forward just after Carrillo, would have been within the legal time frame. In addition to Cardosa's charges of aggravated sexual assault on a child under the age of 14, she faces five counts of lewd acts on a child under the age of 14, and six counts of lewd acts on a child 14 or 15 years of age while the defendant is at least 10 years older than the victim.
     
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    CNN: California educator accused on YouTube of sexual abuse charged with 16 felonies (4 Feb 2014)

    A California educator who authorities say is the person accused in a YouTube video of sexual abuse by a former student was charged Monday with 16 felony counts of child sex abuse, the Riverside County District Attorney's Office said. Andrea Michelle Cardosa was charged with five counts of aggravated sexual assault on a child and 11 counts of lewd acts on a child, the DA's office said.

    Cardosa was arrested Monday evening by sheriff's deputies and is expected to be arraigned Thursday. She faces possible life in prison if convicted of the aggravated sexual assault charges.
     
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    L.A. Times: Former teacher charged with 16 felonies in YouTube sex abuse case (Feb 3 2014)

    Riverside County prosecutors filed felony charges Monday against a former teacher accused of sexually assaulting two students, one of whom made her accusations public in a video posted on YouTube.

    A $5-million warrant has been issued for the arrest of 40-year-old Andrea Michelle Cardosa, the Riverside County district attorney's office said. Cardosa has been charged with 16 counts related to aggravated sexual assault and lewd acts on a child under the age of 14, officials said. Prosecutors said the charges relate to two female victims: One who was allegedly assaulted between 1997 and 2001 while she attended middle and high school in Riverside, and one who allegedly was abused in 2009 or 2010 as a high school student in Perris.
     
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    Huffington Post: Andrea Cardosa, Educator, Charged With Sexual Abuse In YouTube Case (Feb 3 2014)

    A California educator who was confronted by a former student on a YouTube video seen hundreds of thousands of times was charged Monday with 16 counts of sexual abuse, prosecutors said. Andrea Cardosa, 40, was charged with five counts of aggravated sexual assault on a child and 11 other counts of abuse, the Riverside County District Attorney's office said in a statement.
     
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    ABC Local KABC: Teacher accused on YouTube arrested for sexual assaults (Feb 3 2014)

    Andrea Cardosa, a former middle school teacher and school administrator who was accused in a viral YouTube video of sexually abusing a former student, was charged with sexual assault on Monday. She was arrested on a $5-million arrest warrant at about 5:45 p.m. in the city of Perris by a Riverside County sheriff's warrant team, according to the department.

    Cardosa was charged with 16 felony counts Monday, including five counts of aggravated sexual assault on a child under the age of 14; five counts of lewd acts on a child under the age of 14; and six counts of lewd acts on a child 14 or 15 years of age while the defendant is at least 10 years older than the victim. Each of the counts applies to a victim known as Jane Doe 1, except for one count involving Jane Doe 2. The aggravated sexual assaults on a child counts carry potential life sentences.
     
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    My Fox LA: Charges Filed Against Teacher Accused Of Sex Abuse On YouTube (updated Feb 3 2014)

    The Riverside District Attorney's office has filed 16 felony counts against a former Alhambra High School administrator for illegal sexual contact with two underage girls. 40-year-old Andrea Michelle Cardosa is wanted on a $5 million arrest warrant.
     
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