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Do you think of this as rape of a child?

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INFORMATION FROM WIKI

Mary Kay Fualaau (née Schmitz; born January 30, 1962), formerly known as Mary Kay Letourneau, is an American schoolteacher who was imprisoned from 1997 to 2004 for having sexual intercourse with her 13-year-old student, Vili Fualaau. She gave birth to two of Fualaau's children while incarcerated. After her release from prison in 2004, Letourneau married Fualaau and took his name.

Letourneau first met Vili Fualaau when he was a student in her second-grade class at Shorewood Elementary School in Burien, Washington;[25] she later taught a sixth-grade class in which Fualaau was a student. Letourneau began an intimate relationship with 12-year-old Fualaau,[26] and at 35 Letourneau became pregnant with Fualaau's child.[25] Letourneau was subsequently arrested, convicted and imprisoned for statutory "second degree rape of a child".[19]

Letourneau gave birth to two children with Fualaau, giving her a total of six children. Her first daughter with Fualaau, Audrey, was born in May 1997 while Letourneau was out of jail on bail. Daughter Georgia Alexis was conceived while Letourneau was on probation, and was born in October 1998 while Letourneau was incarcerated.

After Letourneau's release from prison in 2004, Fualaau, then age 21, filed a motion in court, requesting a reversal of the no-contact order against Letourneau.[17] A few days later the request was granted.[27] Letourneau and Fualaau were married on May 20, 2005 in the Seattle suburb of Woodinville in a ceremony at the Columbia Winery.[2] Exclusive access to the wedding was given to the television show, Entertainment Tonight[2] and photographs were released through other media outlets. Letourneau has said that she would like to have another child and return to the teaching profession[28] and indicated that by law she is permitted to teach at private schools and community colleges.[28]

Since their marriage, Mary Kay and Vili Fualaau have hosted three "Hot for Teacher Night" promotions at a Seattle night club with Vili serving as the disc jockey and Mary Kay as host.[29][30][31][32]

During an Inside Edition interview Fualaau said, "I'm not a victim. I'm not ashamed of being a father. I'm not ashamed of being in love with Mary Kay."[33] Attorney Anne Bremner, who met Letourneau in 2002 during Fualaau's civil suit, said that Letourneau considered her affair with Fualaau to be "eternal and endless." According to Bremner, "Nothing could have kept the two of them apart."[17]

Letourneau and Fualaau co-authored a book about their relationship, which was published in France as Only One Crime, Love (French: Un seul crime, l'amour). It has never been published in the United States.

Posted by Anonymous on Dec. 9, 2012 at 11:22 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Dec. 9, 2012 at 11:56 PM
It was statuatory rape then. I see no issue with their relationship now since they are both adults.
Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Dec. 9, 2012 at 11:56 PM

That how I see it, It was consensual sex.

Quoting Anonymous:

Back in the day boys thought it was cool to sleep with an older woman. I think if it was consensual then its not rape.

Quoting Anonymous:

Do you see what happened as illegal and disgusting? or was it something that other people just can't understand?


Quoting Anonymous:

He is a cousin of a friend of mine.

 


justinnaimee
by Platinum Member on Dec. 9, 2012 at 11:57 PM
Not only that but she was an adult and( I think) married.

Quoting SweetPea2004:

Am I the only one disturbed by the fact that she met him when he was in 2nd grade?

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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Dec. 10, 2012 at 12:00 AM
I think its one of those grey areas.
Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Dec. 10, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Yes she was married and had 4 other children, one of which was the same age as her now husbane

Quoting justinnaimee:

Not only that but she was an adult and( I think) married.

Quoting SweetPea2004:

Am I the only one disturbed by the fact that she met him when he was in 2nd grade?


Lizardannie1966
by on Dec. 10, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Always have felt she seduced, manipulated and molested that young man.

He grew-up to fall in-love with her.

But that doesn't erase what happened when he was a boy IMO.

AlwaysKISA
by Ruby Member on Dec. 10, 2012 at 12:01 AM
Uh. Yea. Who wouldn't??
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uriahadel
by Platinum Member on Dec. 10, 2012 at 12:02 AM
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Yes it was rape and she should still be locked up and never allowed to be around children again
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zebbyzebby06
by Gold Member on Dec. 10, 2012 at 12:02 AM
It was still rape

Quoting Anonymous:

After watching the movie I am torn they ended up getting married and still are to this day. I feel like I have been brainwashed I never thought I may question it


Quoting MrS.GiFFord:

Of course it was rape...


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Retrokitty
by Ruby Member on Dec. 10, 2012 at 12:03 AM
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Hmm it was statutory rape and they should have waited until he was 18. However he is an adult now and is free to make his own choices.
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