ALHAMBRA, Calif. — A California assistant high school principal has resigned from her post after she was exposed online last week for alleged child sexual abuse of a former female student.
Jamie Carillo, now married with children, decided to call her middle school basketball coach last week and confront her regarding the sexual abuse that she says she suffered from the teacher over a six-year period.
“I am 28 years old and have been waiting years to get up enough courage to report a teacher for sexually abusing me for years,” Carillo explains in a video created about the matter. “When I finally got up enough courage to report her, I found out that the statute of limitations was up and she will never have to pay for the things that she did to me.”
Therefore, in an effort to shame her former coach, Andrea Cardosa, now 40, Carillo recorded the telephone conversation and uploaded it online via YouTube.
“You realize you brainwashed me and you manipulated me? And that what you did was wrong?” Carillo asks Cardosa in the video.
“Yes, and I regret it,” Cardosa replies.
“You know that I am completely messed up?” Carillo continues. “That I have so many issues because of you?”
“I just wanted to help you,” Cardosa says.
“How is having a sexual relationship with a 12-year-old student helping?” Carillo asks.
“That wasn’t anything that I intended,” Cardosa states. “I don’t even know what happened.”
“You sicken me,” Carillo shouts. “Every day when I think about what you did, you sicken me. I have kids of my own and I’m the age now that I pretty much met you at and I could never think about doing the things that you did. You should be so ashamed and so disgusted with yourself.”
“I am. I am,” Cardosa says. “I regret it every day.”
“You’re disgusting,” Carillo declares. “Bye.”
Cardosa served as the girls’ basketball coach for Chemawa Middle School in Riverside, California during the 1990’s. She has worked in other school districts over the past decade, from leading girls’ sports to serving as vice principal, and most currently served as the assistant principal at Alhambra High School.
“She was kissing me, and then it turned into putting her hands down my pants,” Carillo told KTLA of her abuse nearly 20 years ago. “She just completely manipulated me into thinking that I needed her and I wanted it.”
However, after the video footage of Carillo’s conversation with Cardosa was sent to school administrators, who then called the police, Cardosa resigned. Police are now investigating the matter and deliberating whether criminal charges can be filed.
According to the Los Angeles Times, a second woman came forward on Tuesday to likewise accuse Cardosa of sexual abuse. The woman, identified only as Brianna, said that she was abused just four years ago by the teacher at the age of 14.