Target: Jamie X
Goal: Commend Jamie for standing up to her childhood molester
Recently, a mother who identified herself as Jamie X posted a Youtube video where she confronted her childhood molester through the phone. During the exchange, the molester, Cardosa, admitted to her actions and said that she regrets it. The video has since gone viral, and despite statue of limitations, an investigation has been opened, although police are not hopeful of convicting Cardosa. Nonetheless, Jamie X should be commended for standing up to her.
Jamie says she was 12 and in middle school when the molestation occurred. She is now 28 and a mother, but says that “it took a lot” for her to come forward and reveal the woman’s actions. Cardosa is an assistant principal and when the video was revealed, she abruptly resigned from her position at the Alhambra Unified School District. Employees at the district, including the superintendent were sent the electronic link and the Alhambra police were immediately notified. So far, the police said, no new victims have come forward. The case has also been forwarded to the Riverside police, where the crime originally took place.
During the phone conversation, Jamie accused her molester of brainwashing and manipulating her. “She told me that my family didn’t love me. She told me that nobody cared about me and that she was the only one that loved me and the only one that was there for me,” Jamie said. “She made me believe that she was my only friend, and that I could trust her.” Jamie claims that she told Cardosa that she didn’t want a physical relationship, but her molester continued to threaten her.
Jamie X claims the reason she went through with the phone call was that she didn’t want this to happen to another child. As a mother, she also said that she didn’t want her children to be harmed this way and that a woman such as Cardosa shouldn’t even be around children.
Sign this petition and commend this mother for her bravery. It takes years for victims of sexual molestation and rape to come forward. Even if Jamie cannot convict this woman of her crimes, she has ensured that future victims will not suffer and have their lives ruined.
Dear Jamie X,
I am writing this letter to commend you for your brave actions. I realize that it can take several years for victims of sexual assault to come forward, and unfortunately because of statue of limitations, this makes it difficult for authorities to prosecute the offender. I am glad that you found a way around this and got your molester away from children.
I sincerely hope this woman has not ruined any other children’s lives. Thank you for coming forward and protecting other children, even if they’re not your own. I realize that calling up this woman and recalling such painful memories must have taken a great deal of courage. I also hope that the authorities can find something with which to prosecute this woman.
[Your Name Here]
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