Guilty! Mary Kay Letourneau, Burien, Washington (arrested Mar 1997)

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    Mary Kay Letourneau is back in the news!​
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    Mary Kay Letourneau, 51 (35 at the time of the crime), 2nd-grade teacher at Shorewood Elementary School, Highline Public Schools, Burien, Washington, served seven years in prison for child molestation

    Background (courtesy Wikipedia):

    Mary Kay Letourneau (née Schmitz; born January 30, 1962) is an American former schoolteacher who was imprisoned from 1997 to 2004 for child molestation of her 12-year-old student, Vili Fualaau. She gave birth to two of Fualaau's children while incarcerated. After her release from prison in 2004, Letourneau married Fualaau and took his name.[1][2][3]
    Letourneau was born Mary Katherine Schmitz in Tustin, California, to university professor (and later presidential candidate) John G. Schmitz and chemist Mary Schmitz.[4][5] She was known as Mary Kay to her family and called "Cake" by her father.[6] She was the fourth of seven children, raised in a "strict Catholic household."[6][7] When she was two years old, her father began his political career and successfully ran as a Republican for a seat in the state legislature.[7] He held positions as a California state senator and U.S. Congressman and, after changing parties, he ran for president as an ultra-conservative American Independent Party candidate in the 1972 U.S. presidential election.[8][9]

    In 1973, Letourneau's 3-year-old brother drowned in the family pool at their home in the Spyglass Hill section of Corona del Mar, California.[8] In 1982, her father's political career was severely damaged when it was revealed that he had fathered two children out of wedlock during an affair with a former student at Santa Ana College, where he had taught political science.[10] Her father's affair caused her parents to separate, but they later reconciled. According to friends Mary Kay felt betrayed and thought her mother was a cold person who "drove him to it" by denying her father affection.[11][12]

    Letourneau's brother John Patrick Schmitz was the deputy counsel to President George H. W. Bush.[9] Her other brother, Joseph E. Schmitz, was Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Defense under George W. Bush.​

    Letourneau attended Cornelia Connelly High School, an all-girls Catholic school in Anaheim, California, where she was a member of the cheerleading squad for Servite High School. During her high school years, she is reported to have "liked parties, boys, and traveling."[13] She was also a student at Arizona State University, where it was claimed she was a "party-animal."[13]
    While attending Arizona State University, Letourneau, then Schmitz, met and married fellow student Steve Letourneau. They had four children. The first, Steven Jr., was conceived while she was enrolled at Arizona State University.Letourneau says she was not in love with Steve Letourneau and married him after being urged to by her parents. Letourneau and her husband left the university[14] and moved to Anchorage, Alaska.[15] After a year in Alaska, her husband was transferred to Seattle, Washington and Letourneau gave birth to her second child, Mary Claire. Letourneau attended night classes at Seattle University and graduated in 1989. Later, she began teaching second grade at Shorewood Elementary School in the Seattle suburb of Burien, Washington.​

    Letourneau's marriage reportedly suffered from financial problems and extramarital affairs by both husband and wife.[15] Letourneau's attorney, former neighbor and friend David Gehrke said that she was "emotionally and physically abused by her husband" during the marriage and twice "went to the hospital for treatment, and police were called," although no charges were ever filed. Letourneau gave birth to two more children, son Nicholas and daughter Jacqueline.[16] In May 1999, while incarcerated for child rape, Mary Kay divorced Steve Letourneau and surrendered custody of their four children to him.[17]

    Letourneau first met Vili Fualaau when he was a student in her second-grade class at Shorewood Elementary School in Burien, Washington;[18] she later taught a sixth-grade class in which Fualaau was a student. In 1996, her relationship with 12-year-old student Fualaau turned from friendship, to flirtation, and then sex.[19] Letourneau was arrested in March 1997 after a relative of her husband, Steve Letourneau, notified the police.[20][21] Her first child with Fualaau, a daughter named Audrey, was born in May 1997 while Letourneau was out of jail on bail.​

    During the trial, she was examined and diagnosed with manic depression.[8] Letourneau pled guilty and was convicted of two counts of second-degree child rape. She was sentenced to six months in the county jail and three years of sex offender treatment.[22] At that time she was not required to register as a sex offender.[22] As part of her plea bargain, Letourneau agreed to avoid any further contact with Fualaau.[22]

    On February 3, 1998,[23] Letourneau had sexual relations with Fualaau in her car[24] and at 35 became pregnant a second time by Fualaau.[18] She was arrested for violating the terms of her probation and the police found $6,200 in cash, baby clothes, and her passport inside her car.[24] As a result, Letourneau was sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in state prison.[24]
    In October 1998, while serving her sentence, Letourneau gave birth to her second daughter by Fualaau.[20] In January, 2001, Letourneau's father died, and she was denied a release from prison to attend his funeral.[25] While in prison Letourneau tutored fellow inmates, created audio books for blind readers, participated in the prison choir and "rarely missed Mass."[20] Because of her celebrity status, Letourneau was unpopular with other inmates, "sassed guards and balked at work" and, reportedly as punishment for this, spent "18 of her first 24 months" in solitary confinement.[20]

    In 2002, Fualaau's family sued the Highline School District and the city of Des Moines, Washington, for emotional suffering, lost wages, and the costs of rearing his two children, claiming the school and the Des Moines Police Department had failed to protect him from Letourneau.[26] During the ten-week trial, defense attorneys Anne Bremner, representing the Des Moines Police Department, and Michael Patterson, representing the Highline School District, prevailed and no damages were awarded.[27]

    Letourneau was released on a community placement program on August 4, 2004 and the following day she registered with the King County Sheriff's Office as a Level 2 sex offender.[19]
    After Letourneau's release from prison in 2004, Fualaau, then age 21, filed a motion in court, requesting a reversal of the no-contact order against Letourneau.[19] A few days later the request was granted.[28] Letourneau and Fualaau were married on May 20, 2005 in the city of Woodinville, Washington in a ceremony at the Columbia Winery.[3] Exclusive access to the wedding was given to the television show, Entertainment Tonight[3] and photographs were released through other media outlets. Letourneau has said that she would like to have another child and return to the teaching profession[29] and indicated that by law she is permitted to teach at private schools and community colleges.[29]

    Letourneau and her husband were the DJ and hosts for three "Hot for Teacher Night" promotions at a Seattle night club.[30][31][32][33] During an Inside Edition interview Fualaau said, "I'm not a victim. I'm not ashamed of being a father. I'm not ashamed of being in love with Mary Kay."[34] Attorney Anne Bremner, who met Letourneau in 2002 during Fualaau's civil suit, said that Letourneau considered her affair with Fualaau to be "eternal and endless." According to Bremner, "Nothing could have kept the two of them apart."[19] Letourneau and Fualaau co-authored a book about their relationship in 1999, which was published in France with the title Only One Crime, Love (French: Un seul crime, l'amour).[20]

    Letourneau was arrested in Tukwila, Washington, a Seattle suburb in King County, on January 4, 2014 on a failure to appear warrant. She had previously been arrested for driving without a license and was required to appear in court, but did not.[35][36][37][38]

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    Seattle Times: Mary K. Letourneau arrested on warrant Monday morning (Jan 6 2014)

    On Jan. 4, 2013, the State Patrol pulled over Letourneau and found that she didn’t have a license, her vehicle registration was expired and she had no proof of insurance, prosecutors said. Letourneau was cited and released. But in September, when she failed to show up at a court hearing in connection with the case, King County District Court Judge Victoria Seitz issued an arrest warrant. The warrant was outstanding until Letourneau was stopped by Tukwila police Monday morning, authorities said.
     
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    KOMO: Notorious ex-teacher Mary Kay Letourneau back in jail in Seattle (Jan 6 2014)

    Mary Kay Letourneau ... was arrested on a warrant and booked into the King County jail on Monday morning for failing to appear in court for a suspended driver's license case. Bail was set at $5,000. Prosecutors say Letourneau was originally pulled over for expired tabs a year ago and was found to have a suspended license for unpaid traffic tickets. She was ordered into a state relicensing program which would require repayments of fines and help her work to get her license back and avoid a criminal charge. Letourneau failed to show for that program and a criminal case was filed, prosecutors said. And when she failed to appear in court for the criminal case hearing in September, a warrant was issued for her arrest.
     
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    Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Mary K. Letourneau arrested on driving-related charge (Jan 6 2014)

    Mary K. Letourneau, the former Burien school teacher famous for having an affair with a 12-year-old student, was arrested early Monday morning for failing to appear in court on a driving-related charge, according to jail logs. Letourneau, 51, was booked into King County Jail at 4:44 a.m. by Tukwila police for not coming to court to answer to her third-degree driving with a suspended license charge.
     
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    Northwest Cable News: Mary Kay Letourneau arrested on DWLS warrant (Jan 6 2014)

    Former teacher Mary Kay Letourneau ... was arrested Sunday night and booked into the King County Jail for failing to appear in court for a suspended driver's license case. She was held with bail set at $5,000. She bailed out of jail on Monday afternoon.
     
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    Teacher Mary Kay Letourneau discusses happy marriage to student she was jailed for raping

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    Teacher Mary Kay Letourneau discusses happy marriage to student she was jailed for raping

    TWO decades after they were embroiled in a rape scandal that shocked the world a former teacher and her then student reveal ... who told police about the relationship. Letourneau was arrested and gave birth to the couple’s first child, Audrey, while ...


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    Mary Kay Letournea: Pedophilia, Jail Stint, Marriage, Kids, Now 10 Year Wedding Anniversary

    It was a scandal heard around the world; and people were disgusted, angry and beside themselves with rage. And seeing the teacher arrested and in her orange jumpsuit did little to calm the rage. Well, they’re b-a-c-k. Letourneau was then a 34-year-old ...


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    Teacher Marries Student: Couple Are Celebrating Decade Of Marriage & Have Two Children [VIDEO]

    Letourneau was arrested at the time and spent 7.5 years in prison ... he said he would be completely against it if one of his children was in a relationship with a teacher. "I don't support younger kids being married or having a relationship with someone ...


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    Mary Kay Letourneau went from criminal act to apparent marital bliss with former student-turned-hubby Vili Fualaau

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    Mary Kay Letourneau, Teacher Convicted Of Raping Under-Aged Student, Wants Sex-Offender Status Removed

    The authorities were alerted and Mary Kay was arrested. She gave birth to Audrey ... At one of his gigs, Vili hosted a “Hot Teacher” bash, with Letourneau signing autographs–despite the oddity and creepiness of such a venture in light of the fact ...


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