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Do you think of this as rape of a child?

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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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by Ruby Member on Dec. 10, 2012 at 12:17 AM

Quoting Retrokitty:

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.


by Silver Member on Dec. 10, 2012 at 12:19 AM
Idk about rape. He was willing. But he was impressionable as every child is and that's what it disgusting and her very wrong
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by on Dec. 10, 2012 at 12:19 AM
Yes. Gross.
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by on Dec. 10, 2012 at 12:26 AM

It was "statutory" rape, not rape rape.

by Bronze Member on Dec. 10, 2012 at 12:29 AM

 my husband is distantly related to her Letourneau exhusband

Quoting Anonymous:

He is a cousin of a friend of mine.


by Anonymous 10 on Dec. 10, 2012 at 1:25 AM
It would depend. I would hope that I taught him enough to know that he probably isn't ready for that. Kids today are still babies to us. We have made them that way. Even "adults" in their 20's are pretty immature these days due to our society. The only reason its wrong now is because we have changed our parenting ways and made kids be kids longer. You can't fight hormones and feelings though. You have to mold them early on. Otherwise things like this happen. If that makes any sense...

Quoting Jers.:

If it was your 12 year-old son, do you think you'd feel differently?  Just curious - not bashing.

Quoting Anonymous:

I think its one of those grey areas.

by on Dec. 10, 2012 at 1:28 AM

What is the question here? She was an adult teacher, he was a young kid. She raped him.

by on Dec. 10, 2012 at 1:30 AM

Yes. This is exactly the problem with this!

Quoting Anonymous:

Yes, very much so. Why is it that women who rape little boys get seen as something less vile than grown men who rapelittle girls?

by Silver Member on Dec. 10, 2012 at 1:34 AM
Are they still married?
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by Anonymous 16 on Dec. 10, 2012 at 1:38 AM
IMHO, NO. I don't see it as rape.
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