(By Lauren Theisen, New York Daily News)
New York (tca/dpa) – Mary Kay Letourneau, the Seattle-area teacher who gained national notoriety when she pleaded guilty to raping her sixth-grade student Vili Fualaau, died on Tuesday of stage 4 cancer at the age of 58, her attorney confirmed…
Letourneau served seven years in prison for second-degree rape of a child and was released in 2004. She grabbed more tabloid headlines after she and her victim married less than a year after she got out of prison, when Fualaau was 21 years old.
The couple had two children together – one born while Letourneau was awaiting sentencing, and another while she was in prison. They divorced in August 2019, after 14 years of marriage.
#BREAKING: 58-year-old Mary Kay Letourneau has died of Stage 4 colon cancer. The former Seattle teacher was convicted in 1997 of 2nd-degree rape of a child after admitting to having a sexual relationship w/ her 6th grade student Vili Fualaau. She was 34, he was 12-years-old (1/2) pic.twitter.com/oJk4TYsdsf
— Bobby Dupree (@bobbydupree) July 8, 2020
Infamous for her 1997 case were she was convicted of sleeping with her then 12 year old student,?
?#MaryKayLetourneau passes away from stage 4 colon cancer after months of battling the disease. She was 58 years old pic.twitter.com/XKH8hVQtE5
— My Mixtapez (@mymixtapez) July 8, 2020
Author: ANA Newswire