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Educator charged with sexual abuse in YouTube case

Video Abuse Allegations
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - A California educator who was confronted by a former student on a YouTube video seen hundreds of thousands of times was charged Monday with 16 counts of sexual abuse, prosecutors said.

Andrea Cardosa, 40, was charged with five counts of aggravated sexual assault on a child and 11 other counts of abuse, the Riverside County District Attorney's office said in a statement.

Cardosa's lawyer, Randy Collins, said he couldn't immediately comment as he had not yet been advised by prosecutors of the charges.

The case came to light after a now 28-year-old woman posted a video on YouTube last month showing her making a call to confront Cardosa about the abuse allegations that she said began when she was 12.

The video also was sent to the Alhambra Unified School District, where Cardosa was working as an assistant principal. Officials referred the case to police, and Cardosa resigned.

The video was viewed nearly 1 million times just days after it was posted on YouTube, and a second alleged victim later came forward.

A $5 million warrant has been issued for Cardosa's arrest, the district attorney's office said. If Cardosa is convicted, the five aggravated sexual assault charges could carry a life sentence, the statement said.

Fifteen of the counts stem from allegations of abuse against the woman who posted the YouTube video, and one stems from abuse allegations related to the second woman.

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eeverettm February 04 2014 at 2:50 PM

Female teacher lusting after her female students? Where else is it safe to send your kids?
Disgusting!

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joycejq February 04 2014 at 5:29 PM

I do not believe it is safe to send a child anyplace any more without a parent along as a guard of the child's safety. In "my day," growing up, we, as well as our parents felt safe in advising us to go to a teacher/policeman/a neighbor for help. In today's world, a child is on it's own. Parents cannot tell their child to seek out either of these people for help because they are the very people preying on children.

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mjoutfit February 04 2014 at 8:56 PM

Who protects them from the parents? It is many times more likely a child is abused by parents than all outsiders combined.

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faturism February 04 2014 at 2:29 PM

What is it with these teachers? Every week there's another one arrested for sex with students, drugs, porn.........oh I know, tenure, paid leave, benefits and retirement even if they go to jail or prison. It's unfortunate that the students pay the price for teachers who aren't even smarter than them.

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Steven G February 04 2014 at 2:23 PM

omg I seen the youtube

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bob21760 February 04 2014 at 2:22 PM

Such a brave act to share this with the world. Thank you for your courage. The pain and shame that you endure belong to your abuser not you. Sadly it falls to the victim. I do think your selfless act of exposing this monster will bring justice. God bless you.

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exoticautowash February 04 2014 at 2:18 PM

She loves to her **** sucked on and her ***** pounded who gives a **** from the looks of it she's really good looking. I would totally shove my fat tube steak in her tight **** ! I would eat that ***** till I fell asleep ! That **** would get licked so much I would know how many licks it takes to get to the center !

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exoticautowash February 04 2014 at 2:18 PM

She seems to be good looking I'm DTF.

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Hello Bush Girl February 04 2014 at 2:02 PM

Seriously, they just discover this now? What, did she run the system that badly to have been the Queen of Porno? Please, this just stinks and I do not believe it. As an educator myself, I do not see how this is possible.

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jcoesr February 04 2014 at 2:21 PM

You must be another like Cardoza. Didn't you hear how she responded in that phone call? You are an *******!!!!

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peckart February 04 2014 at 2:02 PM

This is an unfortunate and tragic series of events. Please don't brand all teachers or teacher's unions with the horror that surrounds a particular case. Who in their right mind would want to be a teacher anymore with the pigeon holing ,one size fits all disrespect that teachers are getting today. I was a teacher for six years. That's all I could take. It's a tough and thankless job. That was thirty-five years ago. I wouldn't even consider it today.

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Handywrangler February 04 2014 at 1:58 PM

I thought teachers were trained, and then hired, to teach not to molest. This country is failing in the most educated manner.

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bertjones9 February 04 2014 at 2:05 PM

You can't teach a pediphile not to molest children.

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brunksds February 04 2014 at 3:07 PM

You ignore the obvious---this pedophile is a same sex. This is a lesbian pedophile. Let lesbians respond.

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squatchyfoot February 04 2014 at 1:51 PM

Very little of this crap went on when I was in school (seems like thousands of years ago). I honestly blame it all on the out of control video games. They have desensitized adults and children alike. Nothing is out of bounds or beyond limits anymore. 335 million people in the USA, we are bound to hear about the worse of the lot and more often.

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