The teacher-student sexpidemic that has swept across America in recent years has a new angle in its sordid history – and that is illegal immigration.
It turns out the 13-year-old boy who purportedly was having sex with his Nebraska schoolteacher was an illegal alien from Mexico, where the couple fled to as they tried to elude authorities.
Published reports now say Fernando Rodriguez may not be able to return to Lexington, Neb., where he was an eighth-grade student.
Kelsey Peterson, 25, a math teacher and basketball coach at Lexington Middle School, was arrested with Rodriguez Friday after being the subjects of an international manhunt last week.
“They didn’t have a very well-defined plan, it was basically to continue driving into Mexico to hide,” Alfredo Arenas, the Baja California state police official who detained Peterson, told the Associated Press. “This was a mutual agreement to flee after the story came out that they were having sex.”
While Peterson was turned over to the FBI yesterday, the boy was turned over to relatives in Mexicali because he was an illegal alien in the United States and was not allowed to return.
U.S. Attorney Joe Stecher told AP that Peterson is charged with kidnapping, child abuse and contributing to the delinquency of a minor in Nebraska. She also faces federal charges of transporting a minor across state lines or a foreign border for sexual activity.
Authorities had recovered e-mails and letters in which Peterson and the boy expressed mutual affection.
The boy reportedly called Peterson his “Baby Gurl” and said their relationship was “just not about the sex but that it was pretty good,” according to court documents.