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September 30, 2008

Nebraska ex teacher must spend 6 years behind bars

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

A former Nebraska teacher has been sentenced to 6 years in prison for traveling to Mexico with a 13-year-old boy to have sex with him. The woman, Kelsey Peterson, took the boy to Mexico when he was 12 in October 2006. The woman was arrested in Mexico when the boy called his family.

The woman taught a math class at Lexington Middle School in Lexington, Nebraska during the 2005-2006 school year. The woman was charged with kidnapping and first degree sexual assault.

The child was a illegal immigrant at the time and has been put on humanitarian parole. The child’s attorney wants to give the boy and his family a visa, and eventually to have citizenship in the United States.

Sources

  • Anna Jo Bratton “Ex-teacher in Neb. gets 6 years in sex case”. Associated Press, September 30, 2008
  • Associated Press “Teacher Gets 6 Years In Student Sex Case”. CBS News, September 30, 2008
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Nebraskateacher must sentenced to 6 years for sex with student

Filed under: Crime and law,North America,Rape,Review,United States — admin @ 5:00 am

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

A former Nebraska teacher has been sentenced to 6 years in prison for traveling to Mexico with a 13-year-old boy to have sex with him. The woman, Kelsey Peterson, took the boy to Mexico when he was 12 in October 2006. The woman was arrested in Mexico when the boy called his family.

The woman taught a math class at Lexington Middle School in Lexington, Nebraska during the 2005-2006 school year. Peterson was charged with kidnapping and first degree sexual assault. Peterson claimed that the boy Peterson’s attorney said claimed that the boy’s birth certificate was possibly forged or doctored and that the boy was in fact at least 16.

Given time already served and possibility of good behavior, Peterson could be released in four years. However, her conviction was on federal charges and she may still be prosecuted on state charges.

The child was an illegal immigrant at the time and has been put on humanitarian parole. The child’s attorney wants to give the boy and his family a visa, and eventually to have citizenship in the United States.

Sources

  • Anna Jo Bratton “Ex-teacher in Neb. gets 6 years in sex case”. Associated Press, September 30, 2008
  • Associated Press “Teacher Gets 6 Years In Student Sex Case”. CBS News, September 30, 2008
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July 15, 2008

U.S. Army NCO Sentenced for Child Rape in Germany

Filed under: Crime and law,Europe,Germany,Rape,United States — admin @ 5:00 am

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Staff Sgt. Christopher Barberi, a U.S. Army Europe non-commissioned officer, was sentenced Friday for sodomy of a minor and possession of pornographic photos of the girl following conviction on 2 July. He was sentenced to two years in prison. Barberi raped the young girl from the time she was 11 until she was 15, but could not be charged for his rape of the girl while she was 11 due to a statute of limitations. If the statue had not applied then Barberi would have faced a life sentence. He has been given a bad-conduct discharge from the U.S. Army.

The young girl said she tried to end the relationship several times, but was pressured to resume it until her 15th birthday. The girl said that Barberi told her “That’s what little girls do.” This was not Barberi’s first time facing charges for this type of crime. During this case the defense brought forward a 30 year old woman who had recanted her charge of sexual abuse by Barberi, attempting to further their case that the young girl was lying. Prosecutor Maj. Jacqueline Tubbs cross examined the woman, referencing her sworn statement to CID. That statement regarded the young girl’s comments to the woman: “What she said was, ‘You know he did this to you, too'”.

Sources

  • Nancy Montgomery “USAREUR NCO gets two-year prison sentence for sex abuse”. Stars and Stripes, July 12, 2008
  • Nancy Montgomery “Former NCO’s sodomy conviction questioned”. Stars and Stripes, July 4, 2008
  • Nancy Montgomery “Defense rests in sexual abuse trial at Heidelberg”. Stars and Stripes, July 3, 2008
  • Nancy Montgomery “NCO on trial in Germany is accused of having sex with a minor”. Stars and Stripes, July 2, 2008
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U.S. Army staff sergeant sentenced to two years in prison for sodomy of a minor and child pornography possession

Filed under: Crime and law,Europe,Germany,Rape,United States — admin @ 5:00 am

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Staff Sgt. Christopher Barberi, a U.S. Army Europe non-commissioned officer, was sentenced Friday for sodomy of a minor and possession of pornographic photos of the girl following conviction on 2 July. He was sentenced to two years in prison.

Barberi allegedly committed statutory rape of the young girl from the time she was 11 until she was 15, but could not be charged for his rape of the girl when she was 11 due to a statute of limitations. If the statute had not applied then Barberi would have faced a life sentence. Prior to the sentence, he was given a bad-conduct discharge from the United States Army.

The young girl said she tried to end the relationship several times, but was pressured to resume it until her 15th birthday. The girl said that Barberi told her “That’s what little girls do.”

The girl reported the sexual abuse in late 2006; at first to her mother; then later to law enforcement. She said it was because “It got too much for me to handle.”

During this case the defense brought forward a 30-year-old woman as a witness, who testified that the young girl was lying. Prosecutor Maj. Jacqueline Tubbs cross examined the woman, and got her to admit she had lied a to CID investigation. That statement regarded the young girl’s comments to the woman: “What she said was, ‘You know he did this to you, too'”, Tubbs said. The witness was also a relative of the alleged victim.


Sources

  • Nancy Montgomery “USAREUR NCO gets two-year prison sentence for sex abuse”. Stars and Stripes, July 12, 2008
  • Nancy Montgomery “Former NCO’s sodomy conviction questioned”. Stars and Stripes, July 4, 2008
  • Nancy Montgomery “Defense rests in sexual abuse trial at Heidelberg”. Stars and Stripes, July 3, 2008
  • Nancy Montgomery “NCO on trial in Germany is accused of having sex with a minor”. Stars and Stripes, July 2, 2008
This text comes from Wikinews. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. For a complete list of contributors for this article, visit the corresponding history entry on Wikinews.

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