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08 Jul 2020, 6:23 am

Mary Kay Letourneau,one time teacher who was convicted of the statutory rape of one her 13 year old students and later married him after serving a prison sentence.Has died of cancer on monday near Seattle,she was 58,her lawyer,David Gehrke said.

She died surrounded by her children and Vili Fualaau,the former student in question she later married.

Letourneau and Mr Fualaau had two children together before he turned 15 in a relationship they defended as consensual,and the couple married at the end of her prison term in 2005.

She was widely condemned for her predatory behavior,but the relationship lasted well into Fuataau's adulthood until they split up in 2019.

She was a teacher in the highline school district,near Seattle,she was 34 when the relationship began with Mr Fualaau,when he was 13.

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08 Jul 2020, 6:26 am

i wish i had her as a teacher. not PC but the truth nonetheless. i hope she finds herself in a good place upstairs.



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08 Jul 2020, 6:27 am

Way too young to die.

The trouble with her is that she didn’t really encourage him to be a good student. It was an exploitative relationship.

If their relationship resulted in him getting a college degree, I would have felt better about it.



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08 Jul 2020, 6:33 am

the exploitation went both ways at different times. even a 14 year old boy understands what a husband and family are all about.



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08 Jul 2020, 6:35 am

Yep. It did.



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08 Jul 2020, 7:48 am

I would never condone pedophilia,but this relationship seemed consensual and lasted well until the students adulthood.so he clearly knew what he was getting into when he got into the relationship.I'm not able to say the relationship was healthy but I can say it is not depraved in nature like most other such relationships.


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08 Jul 2020, 10:54 am

Would posters be sort of saying it was kind of ok if it it was a male teacher and a young female student? I doubt it. I thought this was supposed to be #MeToo era, silly me.


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08 Jul 2020, 11:08 am

ASPartOfMe wrote:
Would posters be sort of saying it was kind of ok if it it was a male teacher and a young female student? I doubt it. I thought this was supposed to be #MeToo era, silly me.
I don't know if anyone is saying it was ok,but the fact that the relationship lasted well into the students adulthood show a greater capacity for consent and mitigates the act but doesn't excuse it.


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08 Jul 2020, 12:27 pm

when i was in high school, the band teacher did what he ought not to have done, with a comely cheerleader who was in his class. he was fired. don't know if he got jail or not.



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08 Jul 2020, 12:45 pm

auntblabby wrote:
when i was in high school, the band teacher did what he ought not to have done, with a comely cheerleader who was in his class. he was fired. don't know if he got jail or not.
At my sisters private school,the riding instructor was teaching more than equestrian jumping and ended up in the slammer for his misdeeds.


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08 Jul 2020, 1:11 pm

this kinda stuff seems all too common and for as long almost, as there have been schools, teachers and students.



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08 Jul 2020, 1:18 pm

^^^
There have been quite a few teachers who slept with there students in the news over the years.

I once had a computer teacher in maybe 5th grade who was molesting his step son and got his head blown off with double aught buck.

The step son went to juvi for a while but I heard he is doing well now.


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08 Jul 2020, 1:21 pm

i wonder what happened to the head blower-offer.



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08 Jul 2020, 1:23 pm

auntblabby wrote:
i wonder what happened to the head blower-offer.

Like I posted,he went to juvinile detention and got out and is doing well.


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08 Jul 2020, 1:26 pm

oh, sorry i misunderstood, the molested one did the killing then. :o



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08 Jul 2020, 1:33 pm

auntblabby wrote:
oh, sorry i misunderstood, the molested one did the killing then. :o
The stepson who was molested did the killing.No evidence ever surfaced that any student of the elementary school was ever touched,a dark family secret until it exploded,quite literally.


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