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Teacher Sent To Jail After Getting Impregnated By Sixth Grade Student Wants to Teach Again

April 11, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Teacher Sent To Jail After Getting Impregnated By Sixth Grade Student Wants to Teach Again

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Mary Kay Letourneau was a 34-year-old, married teacher and mother of four in Seattle, who was arrested and sentenced in 1997 to over seven years in prison for her sexual affair with her then sixth grade student, Vili Fualaau. Today, the couple remain married and will celebrate their ten year anniversary. Letourneau is 53 and Fualaau, 31, The couple has two teenage daughters, who are older than Vili was when they began the affair.

The incident began with a late night that didn’t stop there,” Letourneau said. “And I thought that it would and it didn’t.”

Letourneau and Fualaau spoke to Barbara Walters about how they remain together after all these years, despite their public and forbidden relationship. The former sixth-grade teacher now wants to teach again.

Walters asked her if she had feelings of guilt or disgust with herself for engaging in the affair, Letouneau replied, “I very much loved him, and I said to myself, ‘why can’t it just be a kiss?'”


Towards the end of the summer in 1996, she became pregnant with Fualaau’s child, their first daughter. Just after the new year in 1997, Letourneau’s then husband found a love letter written by Letourneau. The Police were notified, and she was arrested.

The Seattle teacher-student sex scandal made national headlines. Three months before pleading guilty on two counts of second-degree child rape, she gave birth to their first child. In May of 1997, Letourneau was sentenced to 89 months in prison.

After serving just six months, she was paroled on the condition that she stay away from fualaau and seek treatment for sex offenders. However, she was remanded and sent back in prison for violating the court order. Letourneau became pregnant during her brief time on parole and gave birth in a Georgia prison in 1998.

Fualaau told Walters he has dealt with depression and revealed he would be upset if his children had a relationship with an older person. “I don’t support younger kids being married or having a relationship with someone older,” Fualaau said.

Letourneau currently works as a legal assistant, but she has began tutoring and giving piano lessons. She is still registered as a sex offender and is attempting to have her named removed from the sex-offender registry, and so she can return to teaching.

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