The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.

~~~ Albert Einstein

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Teacher arrested

As mentioned before, Kelsey Peterson- former school teacher and current "baby gurl" to 13 year old Fernando Rodriguez took the child and ran off to Mexico.

In a new update to the case, as Peterson has been arrested and the boys has been turned over to relatives.

:They were found and apprehended by Mexican authorities without incident just after 3:30 a.m. EDT. Peterson was in FBI custody and transported back to the U.S., and the boy was released to relatives in Mexico, Waterman said.

"I'm really relieved, especially that the individuals are well and unharmed," Waterman said.

Peterson and the boy fled after police began investigating whether the pair had an intimate relationship, authorities said. Court documents said the boy was last seen Oct. 26.

A judge issued an arrest warrant Monday charging Peterson with kidnapping, child abuse and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Peterson also faces federal charges, including transporting a minor across state lines or a foreign border for sexual activity, U.S. Attorney Joe Stecher said. Those charges were filed Thursday.

I have to wonder if she's still on PAID leave, or if the school has stepped up and fired her.

(Sentencing Update)