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Rapist & Pedophile Mary Kay Letourneau, 58, Has Died From Cancer

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Mary Kay Letourneau in 2014 in court.

Mary Kay Letourneau, 58, the former Seattle-area schoolteacher who was at the center of a national scandal in the 1990s when she admitted raping her sixth-grade student, has died, her attorney confirmed Tuesday night after losing a battle with colon cancer.

Her attorney, David Gehrke, said she passed away sometime Tuesday. She had apparently been ill for some time.

“It was expected but sad anyway,” he said. “She was a good person.“

Letourneau generated international headlines when she admitted to a raping Vili Fualaau, who was her sixth-grade student at the time. The rape and abuse began when Fualaau was a 12-year-old boy and Letourneau, who was 34 years old at the time, was his sixth-grade teacher.

Vili Fualaau & his abuser, rapist & wife Mary Kay Letourneau

While imprisoned for child rape in May 1999, she and her first husband, Steve Letourneau, divorced and he gained custody of their four children.

She was charged with child rape in the case, which made international headlines, and later pleaded guilty under a plea agreement in which she pledged to have no contact with Fualaau. But she was caught raping him again, in a car and ended up serving seven years in prison.

Vili was 14 when his first child was born and 16 when his second child was born.

Vili Fulaau & his rapist / wife Mary Kary Letourneau & their children Georgia & Audrey Fualaau

Mary Kay leaves behind the two children she had with Vili, Audrey, 22, and Georgia, 21 and four children with her first husband, Steve Letourneau, Steve Jr., 36; Mary Claire, 33; Nicholas, 29; and Jacqueline, 27.

Source: KOMO News

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