1. News & Issues
Charles Montaldo

Teacher Pleads Guilty to Sex With Student

By July 7, 2008

Follow me on:

A former Nebraska teacher who fled to Mexico with a 13-year-old student has entered a guilty plea to transporting a minor across state lines to have sex in a deal that allows her to avoid a mandatory 10-year sentence. Kelsey Peterson, 26, a former math teacher at Lexington Middle School, is expected to be sentenced to at least 70 months in prison.

After the plea hearing, members of Peterson's family claim that she is being unjustly accused and shouted to reporters to ask the victim, Fernando Rodriguez, how old he really is.

Peterson's family members and her attorney insist that Rodriguez is at least 16 years old. Attorney James Martin Davis has questioned the boy's birth certificate and claims that he is 16 years old and was the aggressor in the relationship.

Illegal Alien Returned to Nebraska

Prosecutors, on the other hand, say the boy was 12 when the relationship with Peterson began.

Peterson and the boy disappeared in October after she was questioned by investigators about her relationship with him. She was arrested a week later in Mexicali, Mexico.

Although the boy and his family were in the United States illegally, he has been returned from Mexico, reunited with his family and they are living somewhere in Nebraska.

See Also:
Neb. Teacher Pleads Guilty to Sex With Student, 13

More Mug Shots:

Photo: Police Mug Shot

Comments

April 7, 2009 at 3:52 pm
(1) Shabria Whitener says:

She is stupid as h***! These teacher don’t care about messing up their careers for sex with a child! She deserve 10-15 years to think about how stupid she was!

July 13, 2012 at 4:18 am
(2) TOP CAT says:

The only way this teacher should get into troble is if she raped the boy which she did not. He got some good stuff she hah fun who got hurt in this You could say she was a good teacher becase i bet she taught him some good stuff.i wish i had few teachers like that.As do most men

July 13, 2012 at 4:19 am
(3) TOP CAT says:

The only way this teacher should get into troble is if she raped the boy which she did not. He got some good stuff she hah fun who got hurt in this You could say she was a good teacher becase i bet she taught him some good stuff.i wish i had few teachers like that.As do most men.and some women who like to get laid

July 13, 2012 at 4:20 am
(4) TOP CAT says:

The only way this teacher should get into troble is if she raped the boy which she did not. He got some good stuff she hah fun who got hurt in this You could say she was a good teacher becase i bet she taught him some good stuff.i wish i had few teachers like that.As do most men.and some women who like to get laid i love debbie parker

Leave a Comment


Line and paragraph breaks are automatic. Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title="">, <b>, <i>, <strike>
  1. About.com
  2. News & Issues
  3. Crime / Punishment

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.