Feb 3 A California educator who resigned after a
woman accused her in a YouTube video of abusing her when she was
a 12-year-old student has been charged with 16 counts of felony
child abuse, local prosecutors said on Monday.
The former teacher, Andrea Michelle Cardosa, was charged
with abusing two girls over a 13-year-period while teaching at
schools they attended in Riverside and Perris, both suburbs east
of Los Angeles, said John Hall, a spokesman for the Riverside
County District Attorney's office.
Cardosa had not been arrested as of late Monday, but Hall
said a warrant had been issued. The case grew out of a video
posted on YouTube earlier this month in which a woman confronted
Cardosa and accused her of abuse, he said.
Cardosa could not immediately be reached for comment. Her
attorney was also not immediately available.
Officials for the Alhambra Unified School District, where
Cardosa had been working as a high school assistant principal,
said they received an email with a link to the YouTube video and
immediately notified police.
On the YouTube video, 28-year-old Jamie Carillo confronts a
woman, identified as Cardosa, with sexual abuse allegations and
tells her she ruined her childhood. Carillo claims the abuse
took place over several years in Riverside, east of Los Angeles.
In the video, the woman expresses regret and says the abuse
was not anything she had intended.
(Reporting by Sharon Bernstein; Editing by Edith Honan and