A former middle school teacher in California has been accused of molesting two of her female students, and it isn’t looking good for her.
Andrea Cardosa resigned from her job as an assistant principal after her first accuser posted a video to youtube of her confronting the teacher.
The woman, a now 28 year-old named Jamie, is shown calling the school and asking for Cardosa. She then confronts her for the years of abuse she faced at her hands.
“You should be so ashamed and so disgusted with yourself,” Jamie says.
“I am. I am,” Cardosa replies. “I regret it every day. Every day.”
Jamie says the abuse began when she was 12, and added that she decided to come forward now because she has a daughter that same age.
Cardosa’s second accuser, Briana, came forward after watching the video, saying, “it was like a trigger, like a flashback.”
Briana, who is now 18, says she became close to Cardosa back in 2010, when the teacher befriended her mother while she was a middle school student. She claims Cardosa then “groomed” her by giving her gifts such as movie tickets and lunch trips.
The situation quickly escalated to Cardosa inappropriately touching her in a sexual manner. Briana’s lawyer blamed her school for not noticing signs of the abuse.
“They should seek another line of work if they fail to protect the kids,” lawyer Luis Carrillo said of school officials. “What we want is justice.”
Police are continuing to investigate these horrific allegations.
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H/T: Huffington Post