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Teacher: Flight to Mexico was boy's idea (Update to Teacher having sex with Student story)
Associated Press ^ | December 11, 2007 | Oskar Garcia

Posted on 12/11/2007 1:52:58 PM PST by Zakeet

OMAHA, Neb. - A former teacher accused of having sex with a 13-year-old student said it was the boy's idea to flee to Mexico and that he told her he would kill her if she left him.

"He was pressuring me and that's why we chose to leave," Kelsey Peterson said at a pretrial hearing Monday where U.S. Magistrate Judge F.A. Gossett denied bail, saying Peterson was a flight risk.

Peterson said the boy left bruises on her arms and chest, told her what to wear and threatened her life. She said he was in a gang and had her name tattooed across his chest, and that the boy's family knew about and encouraged their relationship.

The boy's lawyers disputed Peterson's allegations and accused her attorney of lying and using Mexican stereotypes to cloud facts of the case.

"This whole case has been pulling things out of thin air and putting them forth as true," said Stu Dornan, an attorney for the boy.

The 25-year-old former teacher and the eighth-grader were found Nov. 2 in Mexicali, Mexico. Peterson pleaded not guilty Nov. 29 to charges of crossing a border to have sex with a minor.

She said she panicked before they fled to Mexico, but didn't think authorities would come after her. "I was scared to death," said Peterson, who faces federal charges that could result in 10 years to life in prison.

The boy told The Associated Press after the pair were found that he and Peterson had sex.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: naughtyteacherlist; nea; teacher

Peterson, who has been fired from her job as a middle school teacher
and basketball coach, said she left with the boy after school officials
started investigating their relationship. She hoped rumors about them
would blow over.

1 posted on 12/11/2007 1:53:01 PM PST by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

guilty


2 posted on 12/11/2007 1:54:42 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (If Rudy's an influential conservative, then I'm an award winning concert pianist.)
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To: Zakeet

Good reason to homeschool.


3 posted on 12/11/2007 1:57:20 PM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: ElkGroveDan

Looks like somebody ALREADY threw the book at her.

several times....

in the face


4 posted on 12/11/2007 1:57:30 PM PST by digger48
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To: Zakeet

OMG the woman adult tries to pin her relationship on the 13 year old boy and paint herself as the manipulated victim.

Lowest of the low.

It might have had a chance of working if she was good looking. All the stupid good looking female sex predators get such lenient sentences, or even get to marry their trappings later on.


5 posted on 12/11/2007 1:57:53 PM PST by Secret Agent Man
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To: Zakeet
GUILTY!
6 posted on 12/11/2007 1:59:30 PM PST by Old Sarge (This tagline in memory of FReeper 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub)
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To: Zakeet

Gentlemen of the jury...

7 posted on 12/11/2007 2:00:03 PM PST by SIDENET (Hubba Hubba...)
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To: Secret Agent Man

George Carlin had some very entertaining insights into this scenario...wish I could find it.


8 posted on 12/11/2007 2:01:03 PM PST by AprilfromTexas
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To: Zakeet

Honey, you are the adult; and you should not be messing around with children.


9 posted on 12/11/2007 2:03:29 PM PST by freekitty ((May the eagles long fly our beautiful and free American sky.))
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To: SIDENET
Gentlemen of the jury...

GUILTY! Coyote Ugly, too.
10 posted on 12/11/2007 2:06:36 PM PST by wjcsux (Islam: The religion of choice for those who are too stupid for Scientology)
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To: ElkGroveDan

Mucho guilty


11 posted on 12/11/2007 2:08:05 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: freekitty
it's up for debate whether he was really a child.

Her lawyer, James Martin Davis, has said the boy is not 13 years old, has a 2-year-old child of his own

wonder if the lawyers have the facts to back that up.

12 posted on 12/11/2007 2:08:54 PM PST by Aaron0617
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To: jasoncann

Ping.

Guilty as hell.


13 posted on 12/11/2007 2:12:44 PM PST by lesser_satan (READ MY LIPS: NO NEW RINOS | FRED THOMPSON - DUNCAN HUNTER '08)
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To: Zakeet

This is an example of why single moms cannot raise boys alone.

(yes, I know she’s not his mom. I’m just sayin’)


14 posted on 12/11/2007 2:13:57 PM PST by donna (...gay couples raising kids. That's the American way... -Mitt Romney)
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To: Zakeet

STILL guilty.


15 posted on 12/11/2007 2:14:29 PM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat lead.)
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To: Zakeet
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
16 posted on 12/11/2007 2:18:04 PM PST by JRios1968 (Faith is not believing that God can. It is knowing that God will. - Ben Stein)
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To: SIDENET

Sooooo guilty it hurts my eyes.


17 posted on 12/11/2007 2:21:22 PM PST by Melas (Offending stupid people since 1963)
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To: Zakeet

Kid’s idea? Oh, that makes it ok.


18 posted on 12/11/2007 2:22:48 PM PST by Southerngl
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To: Zakeet

Is there such a crime as first degree bad taste?


19 posted on 12/11/2007 2:48:47 PM PST by BlazingArizona
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To: Aaron0617

it’s up for debate whether he was really a child.
wonder if the lawyers have the facts to back that up.


Debate is still open....
Davis is telling anyone who will listen that the boy does have a 2-yr old child.

A new attorney entered the game yesterday, AMY PECK, on the side of the youth, pro bono.. Claims the photos that are being show of the youth and a child purported to be his, is actually his younger brother.. BUT, she does not back up her claim either. She is also working the ‘visa’ angle hard to get him back in the country where he can testify and then, I suspect, once that is done, he and the whole family climb into their vehicle and disappear in a cloud of dust.

Davis offers no proof of his being older than what the Mexican govt and his family have provided which claims he is 13..

Woman even had her own children up there for the news conference to show her “13” yr old and how “small and vulnerable” he was. Kid sure looked impressed being used as an example.


20 posted on 12/11/2007 3:04:37 PM PST by UPcrawfish
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To: Secret Agent Man
From prior posts when this happen there is a lot of dispute about the kids real age, some say it is more like sixteen. I imagine the government will need to provide proof of age shortly.
21 posted on 12/11/2007 3:14:03 PM PST by org.whodat (What's the difference between a Democrat and a republican????)
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To: Zakeet

Afraid of a 13 year old? What is her next fantasy? I guess the parents are gang members, too. Now, she’s a victim. Amazing.


22 posted on 12/11/2007 3:30:36 PM PST by Lumper20
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To: Zakeet
Is this the wonderful “socialization” homeschoolers are missing? ( Just wondering.)

Also....If you pen kids up and treat them like prisoners, is it any wonder that the teachers sometimes act like prison guards? ( oops! Sorry, I didn’t mean to insult prison guards.)

Maybe I should rephrase that:

If you treat criminals like government school students is it any wonder that sometimes a guard will act like a teacher?

24 posted on 12/11/2007 4:04:20 PM PST by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are not stupid.)
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To: ElkGroveDan

Now, now Dan we must not rush to judgement. Let us have a thoughtful pause while we consider the facts of the case. Ok, ready? Now we can write GUILTY, GUILTY and DOUBLE DOG DARE YOU GUILTY. Never do an end run around justice. That is what we have courts for.


25 posted on 12/11/2007 4:14:24 PM PST by lastchance (Hug your babies.)
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To: ElkGroveDan

Yep, she’s going away for a while.


26 posted on 12/11/2007 4:19:48 PM PST by stimpy17 (Home of the free because of the Brave.)
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To: ElkGroveDan
"guilty"

Needs one of these

!

27 posted on 12/11/2007 5:17:02 PM PST by #1CTYankee (That's right, I have no proof. So what of it??)
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