Mary Kay Letourneau, the former suburban Seattle teacher who served time behind bars for having sex with a 12-year-old student, was arrested on Sunday for an unrelated charge.

Mary Kay Letourneau Arrested

Letourneau was arrested for failing to appear in court for a suspended driver’s license case, according to kirotv. Following her arrest over the weekend, she was taken to the King County Jail, where she was booked on Monday. She was released later that day on $5,000 bond.

Letourneau is expected back in court on Tuesday, according to King County Adult and Washington state Juvenile Detention & Community Corrections spokesperson Julie Murphy.

Letourneau's 1990s Rape Case

Back in the 90s, Letourneau was brought up on rape charges after it was discovered she was having a sexual relationship with her sixth grade student Vili Fualaau. During their time together, Letourneau became pregnant with Fualaau’s child. Letourneau had been married with four children by her husband when she began the affair with her student.


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In order to serve just six months in jail, Letourneau pled guilty to two counts of second-degree child rape and agreed to never see Fualaau again. However, upon her release, she reunited with him and became pregnant with a second child. She subsequently served an addition seven-and-a-half years in prison. Upon her second release, Letourneau and Fualaau resumed their relationship and were married in 2005 when he was 22-years-old.

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