Infamous Teacher Jailed For Raping 12 Year Old She Later Married Dies

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Mary Kay Letourneau, the former Seattle-area teacher who married a man she was convicted of raping when he was in sixth grade, has died of cancer, her lawyer said Tuesday. She was 58.


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The lawyer, David Gehrke, did not provide additional details.

Letourneau gained infamy after her 1997 conviction for second-degree child rape of 12-year-old Vili Fualaau. She was a 34-year-old mother of four when the rape occurred.

Letourneau was pregnant with her former student’s child at the time of her conviction.

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