Infamous schoolteacher Mary Kay Letourneau is making headlines yet again for another run-in with the law. However, this time it has nothing to do with juveniles or rape charges.
On Sunday, Jan. 5, it was reported that Letourneau was arrested and booked into the King County Jail in the state of Washington.
According to CNN, Julie Murphy, a spokeswoman for King County Adult and Juvenile Detention & Community Corrections in Washington stated that she was allegedly accused of failure to appear in court after driving with a suspended license.
The King County Police Department reports that the mother of six posted bail in the amount of $5,000 early Monday morning.
Fualaau also took to Facebook, giving a full account of Letourneau’s arrest.
His message read, “My Wife had a warrant for a failure to appear in court that the system failed to notify her of. She was arrested around 9:pm last night in the vicinity of my daughter’s work and then the officer who had arrested her called me to inform me that my Wife is being arrested then told me She is being taken to Score Jail in Des Moines, then I get a call at 5:20am from my Wife saying she has been transferred to King County Jail. She was then released on bail at 1:05pm. That is basically what happened. Again Thank you for all your prayers and support.”
Letourneau made national headlines back in 1997 when she was arrested and convicted of two counts of second-degree rape after sleeping with her 12-year-old student, Vili Fualaau.
She was initially sentenced to only six months in county jail, and three years of probationary sex offender treatment. However, she pleaded guilty and received a reduced 3-month sentence, and probation. She gave birth to a daughter for Fualaau while incarcerated.
In Feb. of 1998, Letourneau violated her probation when she engaged in sexual relations with Fualaau in her car. She was arrested again for violation of probation, and sentenced to seven years in prison. In Oct. of 1998, while incarcerated again, she gave birth to a second daughter for Fualaau.
On August 4, 2004, Letourneau was released from prison. The following day she registered as a Level 2 sex offender with the King’s County Sheriff’s Office. In 2005, Letourneau and her former student Fualaau were married.