In her first police interview after a YouTube video was posted accusing her of child sex abuse, a California educator acknowledged she had a sexual relationship with a young student, according to a newly released court filing.
The student later told detectives she had been molested “too many times to count” between the ages of 12 and 14 by the woman who was then her basketball coach, according to the documents.
In an arrest declaration obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday, Riverside police Detective Roberta Hopewell said 40-year-old Andrea Cardosa told police in a Jan. 20 interview at the school where she worked as vice principal that she had a previous sexual relationship with the now-28-year-old woman. She also acknowledged it in the video of a phone call posted on YouTube three days earlier that has been viewed nearly a million times.
Cardosa resigned her job at Alhambra High School the day of the police interview. The woman who made the video, Jamie, had sent a link to the principal.