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 was arrested on a $5 million arrest warrant late on Monday
afternoon in Perris by a Riverside County sheriff's warrant team,
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
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.
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In the video, the woman expresses regret and says the abuse was not
anything she had intended.
Cardosa is to be arraigned on Thursday in Riverside, Hall said.
(Reporting by Sharon Bernstein; editing by Eric M. Johnson, Edith Honan and Andre Grenon)
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