Mary Kay Letourneau, the former Seattle-area teacher who had received national attention in the 1990s for the conviction of raping her student and then later marrying him, has died. She was 58.
In 1996, the former sixth-grade teacher Letourneau at Shorewood Elementary in Burien, was caught having sexual relations with her student, Vili Fualaau, who was 12-years-old at the time. She was convicted and served seven years in prison for having sex with a minor. The two were married in 2005 and had two children together. Fualaau filed for separation in 2017 and their divorce was finalized last year.
Her attorney said she died of stage 4 cancer.