(SEATTLE) — Mary Kay Letourneau, the former Washington State teacher who went to jail twice for having sex with an adolescent boy, was arrested Monday on an outstanding warrant for failing to appear in court last fall.
Letourneau, 51, was booked into the King County Jail on a misdemeanor arrest warrant after being stopped by Tukwila police.
One year ago, she was cited for driving without a license, an expired vehicle registration and no proof of insurance. Booked and released at the time, Letourneau had a September court appearance to answer the charges, which prosecutors say she never turned up for.
It was in 1996 that Letourneau, who was married with children, carried on an affair with 12-year-old Vili Fualaau while teaching sixth-grade. She was first sentenced to six months in jail in 1997 after having a daughter with Fualaau.
In 1998, she and Fualaau were caught having sex in a car and Letourneau was sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in state prison. Later that year, she had her second daughter with Fualaau.
Upon her release in 2004, Letourneau and Fualaau got married.
Still married to his former teacher, Fualaau has told Inside Edition, “I’m not a victim. I’m not ashamed of being a father. I’m not ashamed of being in love with Mary Kay.”
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