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George Cardenas biography: 13 things about Phoenix, Arizona teacher

George Cardenas (©Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
George Cardenas (©Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office)

George F. Cardenas is a resident of Arizona, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He lives in Tempe, Maricopa County, Arizona. (a)(b)
  2. Aside from Tempe, he has lived in other parts of Arizona including Laveen, Maricopa, Phoenix and Glendale. (b)
  3. From January 2011 to May 2016, he was a physics and robotics teacher at North High School in Phoenix. (a)(c)
  4. In February 2012, he allegedly started having sex with a female North High School student, then 16. According to her, he would pick her up after school from a nearby Fry’s grocery store, drive her to his Tempe home where they would have sex in his bedroom and often ask her to say her age to him as a turn on. (a)
  5. On January 9, 2013, he sent an email to the girl he allegedly started having sex with in February 2012 and talked about loving her and referred to her as his girlfriend. (a)
  6. In July 2013, the girl he allegedly started having sex with in February 2012 moved in with him at his Tempe home. It was two weeks before she turned 18. (a)
  7. In August 2016, he started teaching physics and engineering at Phoenix Coding Academy in Phoenix. (c)
  8. In 2017, he and the girl he allegedly started having sex with in February 2012 broke up so she moved out from his Tempe home. (a)
  9. In 2018, he was named Phoenix Union High School District’s Teacher of the Year. (a)
  10. Amid the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in 2021, he worked for Wilson College Prep in Phoenix as a science and career and technical education (CTE) teacher. (a)
  11. In April 2021, he received a COVID-19-related paycheck protection program (PPP) loan of $6,752 from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). (d)
  12. On September 8, 2021, he was arrested after the woman he allegedly started having sex with in February 2012 reported to police about their sexual relationship when she was a teenager. She said he recorded a video of them having sex in one instance, they had sex in his North High School classroom’s closet multiple times and they frequently communicated through email before she turned 18. (a)
  13. He was 35 years old when he was arrested on September 8, 2021. He was charged with sexual abuse. After his arrest, Phoenix Union High School District announced that he was on leave. (a)



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