Kelsey Peterson, the former Lexington Nebraska middle school teacher who plead guilty to having a sexual relationship with a student has been sentenced to 6 years in federal prison. Kelsey began molesting the male student when he was just 12 years old. She will start doing her time, less the year she has already been incarcerated, at a women's prison in Pekin, Illinois.
Miss Peterson could still face state charges that include kidnapping. I suspect, along with her lawyer James Martin Davis, that the state will drop these charges now that Kelsey is locked up. I don't know if sex crazed female teachers are as prone to recidivism as male child molesters.
U.S. District Judge Laurie Smith Camp, who sentenced the 26 year old Peterson, said she did not believe Kelsey was a sexual predator, but added that she lacked good judgment and was immature. The judge said Kelsey "seems to be on the level of a junior high school student."
Miss Peterson ran away to Mexico with the boy after it appeared that her activities were going to be exposed. You can read all the sordid details in these previous Plains Feeder posts about Kelsey and Fernando:
November 02, 2007 - Kelsey & student sex toy: headed for Mexico?
November 08, 2007 - Kelsey Peterson & Fernando: an update
November 13, 2007 - Kelsey Peterson: revolting development
November 20, 2007 - Father of Kelsey's daughter gets custody
November 28, 2007 - Kelsey Peterson - she's back in Nebraska
November 29, 2007 - Teacher who had sex with her student, fled to Mexico, pleads not guilty
July 02, 2008 - Kelsey Peterson pleads guilty to sex with student
Unlike Debra LaFave, another infamous sex crazed teacher, who was deemed "too pretty for jail", Kelsey never posed on a motorcycle while wearing a bikini.