Woman Confronts 'Rapist Teacher' With Powerful Public Accusation (VIDEO)

jesse x call to childhood rapist teacherOne survivor of sexual abuse is closer to closure after a gut-wrenching phone call posted on YouTube. Twenty-eight-year-old Jamie Carillo accused her middle school basketball coach, Andrea Cardosa, of sexually abusing her starting at the age of 12. The call and video led to Cardosa's resignation as assistant principal at Alhambra High School in California. Carillo says her ordeal lasted until she was 20 years old. The Alhambra Police Department is investigating.

Carillo's video is painful to watch. Even before she says so, you can tell her heart is pounding, waiting to say those first words to the woman who, as she put it, ruined her childhood. Cardosa immediately admits to the abuse over the phone -- but she never apologizes.

As much as I feel for Carillo, who seems genuinely in anguish, the video does worry me a little. It's a big deal to accuse someone of sexual abuse, record their confession, and post it on the Internet. The action could in some ways backfire on Carillo. Cardosa could sue for defamation.

But that aside, I think Carillo's confrontation is incredibly brave. Imagine how long it would have taken her to build up the courage to make that phone call -- all the times she must have rehearsed what she would say to her alleged tormentor. That Cardosa was promoted from teacher to assistant principal and is still working with teens is disturbing. What if she's been abusing other students in the meantime? Carillo says having children of her own motivated her to want to stop Cardosa from abusing anyone else.

Carillo's lawyers say they're exploring a civil lawsuit. Meanwhile, Cardosa has gone into hiding. And while she does say she regrets what she did to Carillo, she didn't say she was sorry. Carillo may never get that bit of closure. But it must be satisfying to know she made her alleged abuser answer to her crimes in some way, and let Cardosa know how deeply the abuse wounded her. What if every victim of abuse could confront their predator? I wonder if that would be a stronger deterrent even than the possibility of a prison term.

Is Jamie justified in publicly outing her alleged abuser? What do you think will happen to the case?

 

Image via Jamie X/YouTube

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Kattey Kattey

That is some amazing courage. I hope there is some retribution here.


But some people on this site would think the abuse was okay if they had gotten married because some 12 year olds think about sex. Or some such bullshit.

Russell Rega

justified in outing a sexual predator of children? um... yes.

Russell Rega

sexual predator at all lol

Pixie030 Pixie030

I got threatened to be killed when I had just told a friend about the guy who raped me. But I guess that's the difference with it being from a woman who was trying to look like a nice responsible lady to the public and a thug who belongs to a gang.

Pixie030 Pixie030

I got threatened to be killed when I had just told a friend about the guy who raped me. But I guess that's the difference with it being from a woman who was trying to look like a nice responsible lady to the public and a thug who belongs to a gang.

Randi... Randijt154

Defamation? That's when you're spreading 'hear say' and lies. Not when your sharing an admittance of guilt straight from the mouth of the offender...

Raide... RaiderMommy

Since when does a person admitting something is true defamation?

Rache... Rachel1786

Hopefully her video will prompt others to come forward(I can almost guarantee there are others) and maybe the statute hasn't expired for them and they can get justice. She is incredibly brave for making this video, good for her for taking back the power that woman took from her!

cuauh... cuauhtemocsmom

What a discusting human being to abuse a child. Very brave of this woman. To finally speak up for herself. She deserves to be supported. Defamation? As if and I sure hope that woman gets more than fired for her crime against this child

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