Not so shocking if you've been paying attention:
You see, female teachers raping male students is literally a growing epidemic, but the liberal press little to say about it. No studies. No special reports. Nothing. And why is that? Could it be because the idea of female rapists challenges the stereotypes of women as victims not perpetrators? Most likely. And what about the lenient sentences given to these female rapists? Can you imagine a male teacher having sex with a student and getting off with virtually Scot-free as we saw in the more recent cases of Debra LaFave and say, Joan Marie Sladky? But liberals will argue that "it's different" for the Kelsey Peterson's of the world because women can't rape men, coolly ignoring the fact that in Peterson's case the victim wasn't a man, but a 13-year-old boy. But for liberals it's never about the child, is it.
EL CENTRO, Calif. (AP) — A Nebraska middle school teacher accused of running away to Mexico with a 13-year-old to have sex with him appeared in court Monday to face criminal charges.
Kelsey Peterson said nothing as charges that she crossed the border to have sex with a minor were read by U.S. Magistrate Judge Peter Lewis. The judge scheduled a hearing for Wednesday to ask whether Peterson would waive extradition to Nebraska.
Peterson's court-appointed attorney, Diane Regan, declined to comment after the court appearance.
Peterson, 25, was a sixth-grade math teacher and basketball coach at Lexington Middle School, and the boy was once her student.
The subject of a weeklong search, Peterson was taken into custody Friday in Mexicali, Mexico, after the boy's relatives told police he had called home asking for money. She was turned over to FBI agents early Saturday and is being held at the Imperial County jail in El Centro, about 120 miles east of San Diego.
Authorities in Mexico said the boy told police of vague but romantic plans with Peterson to scrap normal teenage life for a life of hiding in southern or central Mexico. Investigators have said they have recovered e-mails and letters in which they both express affection.
Peterson is charged in Nebraska with kidnapping, child abuse and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.