NEW YORK (PIX11) – A California woman posted a video to the Internet showing a confrontation between her and the teacher she claims sexually abused her for years.
Jamie Carrillo, 28, says she was abused by her middle school teacher, Andrea Cardosa, starting when she was just 12 years old. Carrillo said it began in the locker room when Cardosa, who was also her basketball coach at Chemawa Middle School in Riverside, CA, began kissing her.
The abuse escalated as Cardosa took her on trips out of town to have sex with her, Carrillo said.
“Everything was stolen from me,” Carrillo told KTLA. “She just completely manipulated me into thinking that I needed her and I wanted it,” Carrillo said.
After years of silence, Carrillo, who now has children of her own, decided to act. She claims it is too late for Cardosa to be prosecuted because of the statute of limitations, and decided to post the video “A call to my childhood rapist teacher” online instead.
In the emotional conversation, Carrillo asks her former teacher why she did it, and Cardosa can only say “I regret it.”
Cardosa, who was working as an assistant principal at Alhambra High School, is no longer employed there.
Alhambra Unified School District sent the following statement to parents: “Alhambra police department will be handing this matter over to the jurisdiction of the appropriate police department.”
Cardosa has not responded to requests for an interview.