Even if Letourneau had served twice for having an illicit affair which began when her lover was 12 years of age, Mary Kay Letourneau has been insisting that she has got no idea about the fact that she was breaking the law. The disreputable former school teacher had allegedly met Vili Fualaau when he was only eight years old and was a student of Letourneau in her second-grade class. Mary started having a sexual relationship with Fualaau after four years. She opened up about her affair with a 12-year-old boy on Australia’s “Sunday Night” and had shocked the entire country in the mid-‘90s.
Letourneau, who was 34 years old when she opened up about her scandal said that “If someone had told me if anyone had told me, there is a specific law that says this is a crime.” Letourneau is now 56 years old. She has claimed that she didn’t know. She has said this over and over again. “Had I’d known if anyone knows my personality. Just the idea, this would count as a crime.”
Fualaau now 35 years had said that he made the first move when he was 12 years old during the summer school. He said on Sunday Night that “I remember she was very pretty. I think it was more of showing off to a cousin of mine, betting because we used to brag about girls when we were young. ‘Oh that girl likes me, no she doesn’t, I bet you that you can’t get whatsername.’ So I ended up taking the bet and pursued Mary.”
In a few months, Letourneau who was married back then and was living with her better half and four children told Fualaau, she was pregnant with his child. Letourneau was arrested in March of 1997, and she was charged with child rape.