Tuesday, 30 May 2017
Teacher who spent 7 years in jail for dating 12- year-old student, divorces him after 11 years of marriage
A former teacher and the student she spent more than seven years in prison for having sex with are separating. Mary Letourneau and Vili Fualaau dominated headlines in the late 1990s after news of her crimes, which started when he was 12, emerged. However, the Seattle pair married in 2005 after Letourneau, who had been married with children during the affair, got out of prison for child rape. Fualaau, a 33-year-old who now has two adult children with his now 55-year-old former sixth grade teacher, filed for a separation earlier this month, TMZ reported. Letourneau was sentenced to 89 months in prison in November 1997, though was paroled the next year with an order to stay away from her student. She violated the order by meeting with Fualaau, becoming pregnant with their second child together, and was sent back to prison until 2004.
The former student told ABC in 2015 that he had battled depression over the years, though the pair presented a happy picture with their daughters during that interview. At that time Fualaau was working as a DJ and Letourneau was hoping to both get back into teaching and remove herself from the sex offender registry. The reason for their split is not yet known..
Source: NY Daily