George Cardenas Wiki – George Cardenas Biography
George Cardenas is a Phoenix teacher who was arrested for an alleged relationship with a high school student. On Thursday, police say a woman came forward who said she had a sexual relationship with Cardenas when she was a 16-year-old student at North High School.
In an interview, the woman said she began her relationship with Cardenas in February 2012 when she was in her junior year of high school.
The victim told authorities she eventually moved in with Cardenas two weeks before she turned 18.
According to her statement, their encounters happened at Cardenas’ home throughout their relationship, which lasted through 2017.
He is 35 years old.
The woman told Phoenix Police that she began a relationship with George Cardenas, then 25, in February 2012 when she was 16 and in her junior year at North High School, ABC 15 reported.
She said she moved in with Cardenas two weeks before she turned 18 and that their relationship lasted through 2017 when she ended it and moved out.
KTVK reported that the woman, now 26, said that Cardenas would pick her up after school and drive to his Tempe home, where they had sex in the early days of their relationship. She said the two had sex daily during her junior and senior years, including multiple times in his classroom’s closet at North High School.
The victim said Cardenas took a video of them having sex at least once and frequently took photographs of them spending time together. She provided investigators with hundreds of pages of digital conversations between the two, some of them sexually suggestive. In a January 9, 2013, conversation, Cardenas called the victim his “girlfriend” and said he loved her.
George Cardenas Arrested
According to Maricopa County jail records, Cardenas, now 35, has been charged with one count of sexual abuse and ordered held on a $100,000 bond.
ABC15 said Cardenas was listed as a science and technology teacher at Wilson College Prep, according to a Phoenix Union High School District webpage that was later removed. The page also said Cardenas had won multiple awards, including the district’s 2018 Teacher of the Year award.
The district said in a statement that Cardenas was “currently on leave.”
Cardenas is scheduled to appear in court on September 16.