In a video that went viral, 28-year-old Jamie Carrillo speaks into
a webcam and confronts a woman identified as a school administrator
with allegations of sexual abuse that Carillo says began when she
was a middle school student. The video has drawn 480,000 hits since
being posted on Friday.
Officials for the Alhambra Unified School District, where the
educator was working as a high school assistant principal, said they
received an email on Friday with a link to the YouTube video, and
immediately notified police.
"The Alhambra High School administrator was interviewed on January
17, 2014 and at the conclusion of that interview the Alhambra High
School administrator tendered her resignation," the statement said.
Attempts to contact school administrator Andrea Cardosa at her
listed phone number were unsuccessful. Alhambra Unified School
District officials said on Tuesday they did not know if she had
retained an attorney.
On the YouTube video, Carillo confronts a woman identified as
Cardosa with sexual abuse allegations and tells her she ruined her
childhood. Carillo alleges that the abuse took place over several
years in Riverside, east of Los Angeles.
Confronted by the former student, the woman whose voice was recorded
in the video says: "I regret it."
She goes on to say that she wanted to help Carrillo and then says:
"That wasn't anything that I intended. I don't even know what
Officers in Alhambra spoke with Carrillo to verify the authenticity
of the video, then passed the case along to Riverside police,
Alhambra police said in a statement.
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"Our sexual child abuse detectives are working the YouTube
incident," Riverside police spokesman Val Graham said. "Statute of
limitations will have to be discussed after the investigation is
concluded between Detectives and the Riverside District Attorney's
A spokeswoman for the Riverside Unified School District, Jacquie
Paul, said officials there were searching for Cardosa's employment
records and could not verify any details. She said the district was
cooperating fully with police.
John Hall, a spokesman for the Riverside County District Attorney's
office, said his office could not comment directly on the case. But
he added that the statute of limitations in sex-related crimes is
generally 10 years from the commission of the crime, with some
possibility for a limited extension if the victim was under age 18
at the time of the crime.
An attorney for Carillo, David Ring, did not immediately return
phone calls seeking comment. But he told the Pasadena Star-News that
he was representing her in potential civil actions that might relate
to the case, and that it was unclear whether authorities would be
able to pursue criminal charges because of the statute of
(Editing by Cynthia Johnston and David Gregorio)
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