How one woman used the Internet to accuse her alleged childhood abuser.
We’re all too familiar with the inherent dangers of Internet vigilantism—the false leads on social media sites following the Boston Marathon bombings, the attempts to seek digital justice motivated by nefarious intent. But every now and then, online vigilantism precipitates civic justice.
Such appears to be the case with a now-viral video posted to YouTube and titled “A call to my childhood rapist teacher.” A woman identifying as Jamie X claims she was a 12-year-old student at Chemawa Middle School in Riverside, California when a former teacher, Andrea Cardosa, allegedly began molesting her. Jamie, now 28, says she only recently came to terms with the alleged sex abuse and was planning on reporting it to authorities when she discovered that the statute of limitations on the alleged crime had expired. So, according to Jamie, she took matters in her own hands, exposing her alleged abuser to everyone with an Internet connection.