Andrea Cardosa was an assistant principal at Alhambra High School until January 17, when the YouTube video (which has since been marked unavailable to view in the United States) was posted and she resigned. She's been charged with 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 was at least 10 years older than the victim, according to KTLA. All 16 counts are felonies and could carry a life sentence for Cardosa if convicted.
Jamie Carrillo, now 28, recorded her phone call to a woman who identified herself as Cardosa. She accused the woman of molesting her for years when she was in middle school and high school. The woman said she "regrets" what happened. As for Carrillo, she thought the statute of limitations had run out and Cardosa would never be charged.
"Everything was stolen from me," Carrillo later told KTLA. "I feel so ruined."
Then another woman, 18, came forward to accuse Cardosa of abusing her in 2010 when she was a middle school student. She said she was inspired by Carrillo's video.
Fifteen of the charges against Cardosa involve Carrillo; one is related to the second victim, who asked to only be identified as Brianna.
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