Mary Kay Letourneau Marries Boy She Raped
Former schoolteacher Mary Kay Letourneau has married Vili Fualaau, for whom she served prison time for child rape and with whom she has already had tw children. The BBC headline is incredibly succinct:
A former US schoolteacher has married an ex-pupil 10 years after she raped him when he was just 12. Mary Kay Letourneau, 43, and Vili Fualaau married in a secret ceremony on Friday near Seattle.
Ms Letourneau was arrested in 1997 when pregnant with the couple’s first child and admitted second-degree child rape. She was sentenced to seven-and-a-half years’ jail, most of it suspended. She had to serve the full term after she was caught having sex with Mr Fualaau.
She was released last August after having given birth to the couple’s second daughter in jail.
This is one of the creepier stories that has been in and out of the pop culture in recent years. Certainly, too, this story would have been received radically differently if the genders were reversed. A male teacher having sex with a 12-year-old student and getting her pregnant would be absolutely villified–and likely still in jail.