Mary Kay Letourneau is an American former schoolteacher who pleaded guilty to two counts of felony second-degree rape of a child, Vili Fualaau, who was her 12-year-old student. She was sentenced to six months in jail and was required to register as a sex offender. Despite this, the two later married and had two children together. Letourneau has become a controversial figure, and her story has been featured in numerous media outlets.
Mary Kay Letourneau: Early Life
Mary Kay Letourneau was born on January 30, 1962, in Tustin, California. She was the daughter of John Schmitz, a former Republican Congressman from California, and Mary Schmitz. She attended Orange County High School of the Arts and graduated from Arizona State University in 1984 with a degree in Elementary Education. After college, Letourneau worked as a teacher in the Highline School District in Washington State.
In 1996, Letourneau began an affair with her sixth-grade student, Vili Fualaau. In February 1997, Letourneau was arrested and charged with two counts of second-degree rape of a child. She pleaded guilty and was sentenced to six months in jail and three months of sex offender treatment.
Mary Kay Letourneau: Career
After her release from prison, Letourneau was not allowed to teach or be around children. She instead worked as a legal assistant for her lawyer, David Gehrke, and later as a paralegal.
In 2005, Letourneau and Fualaau married and had two daughters together. The two later separated in 2017.
Mary Kay Letourneau: Net Worth
Mary Kay Letourneau has an estimated net worth of around $500,000. This includes her income from her career as a teacher and paralegal, as well as her investments.
Mary Kay Letourneau is a controversial figure, and her story has been featured in numerous media outlets. Despite her notoriety, Letourneau has managed to maintain a relatively successful career and has an estimated net worth of $500,000.