Once again, and perhaps this time in a rather positive light, social media was used to dispense community justice. And as more people take to the web to seek acknowledgement of what they believe is due unto them, it should then come as no surprise when a victim of child abuse posts a video of her telephonic confrontation with her alleged abuser, her former teacher, on YouTube!
The lady in question is a 28-year old who goes by the name of Jamie X, went on YouTube on January 17 with a video of her call to her former teacher who she accuses of molesting her when she was aged 12.
In a video clip titled 'A call to my childhood rapist teacher', Jamie X from California, narrates how on finding out where her former teacher who abused her for years was working she wanted to report her. However, she decided to “online vigilante” path rather than going to the authorities. She explains why, “When I finally got 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.”
Jamie X then makes a call to the teacher in questions, a certain Andrea Cardosa who is now an assistant principal in a high school in California, US, to get answers from her. On being connected to Cardosa, Jamie gets right to the point asking her that as an assistant principal how would handle a situation of a student's sexual relationship with a teacher. To which Cardosa responds informing that it would be a matter that would involve law enforcement. “So how is that any different from what you did when I was at Chemawa Middle?” she questions.
“Why are you excluded from the law? Why did you do that? I was only 12-years old when I met you,” the now 28-year old lets out a barrage of questions.
In a rather confessional answer, Cardosa replies, “I regret it... I just wanted to help you.”
The intensely emotional exchange ends with Jamie hanging up on Cardosa.
Jamie, who is herself a mother now, adds in conclusion how she wouldn't want Cardosa to continue working around children any more. Reportedly, following the release of this video Cardosa resigned from her position at Alhambra High School.
Watch the video here: