Mary Kay Letourneau: Scandalous Ex-Teacher Arrested, AgainBy: Jasmine Allen - January 6, 2014
Mary Kay Letourneau, the schoolteacher arrested in 1997 for sleeping with her sixth grade student, is in trouble yet again.
The fifty-one-year-old was arrested Monday morning in Seattle, Wash., for “failing to appear in court for a suspended driver’s license case.”
According to Julie Murphy, the state’s spokeswoman for King County Adult and Juvenile Detention & Community Corrections, Letourneau was released on a $5,000 bond the same day.
In the late 1990s, Letourneau became one of the most controversial headliners in the news.
Her relationship with Vili Fualaau, who was 12 years old at the time, became one of the most shameful acts in the nation at that time.
At 34, Letourneau found herself attracted to her student, which led to sexual encounters. After the story made its way to court, she was convicted of raping Fualaau and served seven years in prison.
However, she and Fualaau never denied the attraction they had for one another and actually admitted to being in love.
After her release from prison in 2003, they married in 2005 and had two children.
Although there has been many other teacher-student romances or teacher-student rape cases, Letourneau’s trial remains one that will forever be remembered by many.
Letourneau next court date is scheduled for Tuesday, which she plans to attend.