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Second accuser in YouTube teacher abuse case talks to police

Riverside police say a second person has come forward to make allegations against an educator who was accused in a YouTube video of molesting a student more than a decade ago.

Police say they are investigating both allegations but would not provide more details.

On Friday, a 28-year-old woman posted a video on YouTube in which she purportedly calls her former teacher and accuses her of molestation. The woman says in the video that the alleged abuse occurred when she was a teenager in Riverside.

The video names the alleged abuser and identifies her as an employee of Alhambra High School.

Alhambra Unified School District Superintendent Laura Tellez-Gagliano said school staff received an email with a link to the video on Friday and immediately reported it to the Alhambra Police Department.

Alhambra police contacted the accuser before referring the complaint to the Riverside Police Department, according to a news release.

Later that day, Tellez-Gagliano said, Alhambra High School’s vice principal of student services, Andrea Cardosa, resigned. Officials did not say why Cardosa resigned and did not specifically link her resignation to the video.

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