Kelsey Peterson's Attorney Blames Child Rape Victim's "Latino Machismo"

Kelsey Peterson, a 26-year-old 6th grade math teacher, plead guilty yesterday to having a sexual relationship with her 12-year-old student, Fernando Rodriguez, and fleeing with the boy to Mexico to evade the police. This morning, Peterson's lawyer, James Martin Davis, argued in an interview with Star Jones that the boy is to blame, saying, "I resent the term 'child.' You're baby-fying this kid. This kid is a Latino machismo teenager." In the clip above, Davis explains to Good Morning America how the boy was actually Peterson's pursuer, not her victim. (On a side note, Peterson's parents and ex-husband are fighting for custody of her daughter. She left the 8-year-old girl with her parents when she fled to Mexico.)

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