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Mary Kay Letourneau
Letourneau Set Free, Ex-Student Wants Her
By REBECCA COOK
GIG HARBOR, Wash. (AP) - Mary Kay Letourneau, the teacher convicted for having sex with a sixth-grade student, was released from prison Wednesday, and her 21-year-old victim quickly sought to get back together with her.
Vili Fualaau is challenging a court order that bars Letourneau from contacting him as part of her child rape sentence. He says he is an adult and can pick his own friends, especially the mother of his two children. [...]
Letourneau, 42, slipped out of prison quietly after midnight and was met by a crowd that included dozens of media outlets and a group of rowdy teenage boys waving signs that said "I'm 18, Baby!'' and "Take Me Home.''
Letourneau was a 34-year-old elementary school teacher in suburban Des Moines and an unhappily married mother of four in 1996, when she began having sex with the sixth-grader. [...]
When Letourneau was arrested in 1997, she was already pregnant with Fualaau's daughter. Though she professed her love for the boy, a judge sentenced her to six months in jail for second-degree child rape, and ordered her to stay away from him.
A month after Letourneau was released, she was caught having sex with Fualaau in her car. She was sent to prison for 7½ years, and gave birth to Fualaau's second daughter behind bars.
Letourneau's two daughters with Fualaau are now 6 and 7. [...]
The sentencing order has allowed Letourneau to have contact with her children by Fualaau. Letourneau has said she would consider having more children with him. [...]
[...] That Fualaau and Letourneau would want to get together was no surprise to some who know her well.
Fualaau told People magazine recently that he would like to reunite with Letourneau, but wants to take things slowly. [...]
Letourneau may also want to tell her own story. A state appeals court ruled in 2000 that Letourneau may sell and profit from her story.
Teacher's Lover at 12 Still Loves Her
By Sue Pleming, 21 August 2004, Reuters
Now an adult, the former 12-year-old lover of Mary Kay Letourneau said on Thursday he still loved his ex-teacher and hoped they could be reunited now that she was out of prison.
Letourneau, 42, left prison in Washington state on Wednesday after serving seven years for raping her sixth-grade student, Vili Fualaau, with whom she had two children.
In an interview with NBC's "Today" show, Fualaau, who is now 21, said he still loved Letourneau and had asked the judge to lift a lifetime "no contact" order so the two could be reunited. "I can't be fully happy without her," said Fualaau. Asked whether even after not seeing her for seven years, he was still in love with Letourneau, Fualaau said: "Yes I am."
Their affair, begun when Letourneau was 34 and Fualaau just 12, shocked the world and sparked a barrage of media coverage, including books and a television film. Fualaau has denied he was a victim and said the two were "separated without choice."
Fualaau said he constantly thought about what it would be like to see Letourneau again.
Fualaau's mother has custody of their two children, who were allowed frequent contact with Letourneau in prison. Fualaau said he realized people were cynical about their relationship and said he was often urged to go out and meet girls his own age.
Letourneau engaged to 21-year-old former student
SEATTLE, Washington (CNN) — Mary Kay Letourneau, the former schoolteacher jailed for more than seven years
for having sex with a 13-year-old student, says she and the now-grown former student are engaged to be
LeTourneau, who told King she hopes to begin working with incarcerated women, said she believes her life had been "blessed."