Letourneau was booked into King County Jail early on Monday
morning and released at 1:05 p.m. after posting $5,000 bail, a jail
The sixth-grade teacher gained notoriety in 1997 when it emerged
that she was involved sexually with Vili Fualaau, then a student in
Their affair, begun when Letourneau was 34 and Fualaau was 12,
touched off a media frenzy coverage, including books and a
Letourneau was sentenced to prison in late 1997, pregnant with
Fualaau's child. She was paroled in January 1998 and barred from
contact with him.
Less than a month later the two were caught together in her car at 3
a.m. Letourneau was sent back to serve the rest of her term in
prison, where she bore his second child, confirming they had resumed
their sexual relationship.
Letourneau was released from prison in 2004. She and Fualaau married
the following year.
(Reporting by Jonathan Kaminsky; editing by Leslie Adler)
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