- May 19, 2004
- Reaction score
- Plano, TX
- Political Leaning
- Libertarian - Right
Source: CBS News
I am glad they are finally getting married.(CBS/AP) Mary Kay Letourneau and her former sixth-grade pupil, Vili Fualaau, with whom she had two children, have set the date for their wedding, according to an online bridal registry.
Letourneau, 43, and Fualaau, 22, plan to wed April 16, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported Monday. Letourneau served 7½ years on a 1997 conviction for raping Fualaau.
"It's been long overdue," said Noel Soriano, a longtime friend of the family who confirmed Sunday that they will marry this spring. "It's going to be fabulous, seeing them get hitched finally."
Letourneau was a married mother of four when she began a sexual relationship with the then-12-year-old Fualaau after meeting at an elementary school in 1996, when she was 34. She was pregnant with Fualaau's first child when she was arrested in 1997 and ordered to serve a six-month sentence for second-degree child rape.
One month after she was released, Letourneau was caught having sex with Fualaau in her car. She pleaded guilty in 1997 to two charges of child rape, and gave birth to the couple's second daughter while serving her 7½-year sentence. Fualaau's mother is raising their two daughters, aged 6 and 7.