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Ex-teacher says middle schooler was a man to her – Yahoo! News

OMAHA, Neb. – A former math teacher sentenced to federal prison for a sex crime with a minor says the age of the 13-year-old schoolboy she fled with to Mexico didn’t matter to her.

“We didn’t see age anymore. … In my mind he quit being a teenage boy. … to me, he was a man,” Kelsey Peterson said in a taped interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America” aired Wednesday.

Peterson, 26, was sentenced Monday to six years in federal prison and five years of supervised release. She also must register as a sex offender. She pleaded guilty in July to a charge of transporting a minor across state lines to have sex.

Peterson was the boy’s sixth-grade math teacher at Lexington Middle School in south-central Nebraska during the 2005-06 school year and started having sex with him in November 2006, according to court documents.

I was always wondering what they would give her for this crime, six years is not that much for running across the border with a minor, it is obvious the lady is unstable but, I can’t stress enough to watch your kids in school it seems to be the most dangerous place for them to be.

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Ex-teacher says middle schooler was a man to her – Yahoo! News

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5 Responses

  1. boomergrl49 says:

    Floyd, she’s going to find life a bit difficult as a registered sex offender. Work and housing, especially, will be limited.

  2. Floyd says:

    Hopefully it will prove to be difficult, thanks for dropping by and commenting on this.

  3. CB says:

    To me the saying “age aint nothing but a number” only relates to people who arn’t in a long range of there age and someone elses age……to me you should kno that he is only a child and as a teacher you should have the respect of your self and him.. knowing he is only a boy and you are grown…And knowing what is parents were probably thinking that they trusted the school system to take care of there child……!!!

  4. JH says:

    What would make someone want to sleep with an under age person.Could they not find anybody thier own age? Thats destrbing on so many levels. It doesnt matter if you think age is nothing but a number but its aganiest the law to have sexual contact with a minor. people need to learn that certain things are not ok even if you think it is. School is suppose to be the safest place for a student but these days its turned in to a place where you dont want them to be. 6 years is not enough time for what she had done.

  5. Floyd says:

    Thanks for dropping by JH and CB, she can’t use the age does not matter, the kid was a minor, like you guys said in this age does matter if there is a minor involved and in this case she fled to Mexico with this kid all the way into another country. There were a lot of stories this year and last concerning teachers and children, I used to think of school as a safe place for children but after reading the horror stories in the news my confidence has been shaken.

    Our court system has to really start throwing the book at these sex offenders to send a clear message, if you harm a child there will be dire consequences, the punishment needs to be harsh when dealing with these kinds of crimes and let it act as a deterrent for future individuals and they know what society thinks of this kind of thing and dealing rather harshly with these types of elements, I believe until we fix this it will be a thorn in the side of society.

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