Hopefully this is a very promising sign that justice will be served!
Even if nothing will be able to give this woman's victim her childhood back.
A few weeks ago a YouTube user named Jamie X made an extremely courageous video where the 28-year-old mother called up her former Chemawa Middle School teacher and confronted her about an alleged series of sexual assaults that occurred starting when she was just 12 years old. That school is located in Riverside, California.
After accusing the former teacher and current school administrator, the woman subsequently resigned, but many had assumed no charges would be filed because the statue of limitations had passed.
However, we held out hope that justice would prevail, and it seems like it has!
The accused former California educator was arrested on Monday evening and charged with 16 felony counts of child sex abuse.
Andrea Michelle Cardosa's specific charges were 5 counts of aggravated sexual assault on a child and 11 counts of lewd acts on a child.
Although the video where the incarcerated woman admits to Jamie X that she basically is guilty won't be admissible in court - the 28-year-old victim is hopeful and happy that the woman was arrested. Her lawyer said:
"She is very gratified that the DA has brought charges against this perpetrator. She hopes justice is done in the criminal case and that Cardosa admits to what she's done, which she already admitted to in the phone call — that she ruined her childhood."
A second woman has since stepped forward claiming sexual abuse from the arrested woman, and is suing the Val Verde Unified School District for negligence.
The original accuser claims that she was sexually assaulted multiple times between the ages of 12-18, and never spoke up because the teacher basically blackmailed her brain.
"She told me that my family didn't love me. She told me that nobody cared about me and that she was the only one that loved me and the only one that was there for me. She made me believe that she was my only friend, and that I could trust her. She said that she would kill herself if I ever left. And I believed that."
This is just such a terrible and disturbing case. We hope that no matter what Jamie X is proud of herself for speaking up.
That required an amazing amount of courage, and the results of this case will never change that.
It's possible she stopped this woman from ever doing such horrendous things again. And that's huge in itself.
Tags: andrea michelle cardosa, arrested, icky icky diaper poo, legal matters, middle school, sad sad, scary, school, teacher, youtube