The Storied Life of Child Rapist Mary Kay LeTourneau Comes To An End

Back in 1997, it was one sensational story when it came out that Mary Kay LaTourneau was carrying on with her 6th grade student. People across the country were appalled, even though the Seattle teacher insisted it was true love, "eternal and endless", she said. La Tourneau was convicted of raping that 6th grade student, Villi Fualaau, but married him after she got out of jail. Now she is dead from colon cancer at the age of 58.

In 1997 she plead guilty to two felony counts of child rape over the sexual relationship with her then 12-year-old student. While awaiting sentencing, she gave birth to Fualaau's child. Shortly after serving three months in prison, they were caught by police having sex in a minivan. She was sent back to jail, and eight months after returning to prison, she gave birth to Fualaau's second daughter. She already had 4 children with her first husband.

After Letourneau was released from prison in 2004, the two got married. They stayed married until 2017, when Fualaau filed for a separation. They didn't really split until 2019, when they finalized a legal separation.

So far, Fualaau has not commented on LaTourneau’s passing, but recently said he finally got help dealing with the trauma he experienced as a child.

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