Child rapist Mary Kay Letourneau's ex-husband Vili Fualaau welcomes baby girl after her death
Vili Faualaau and Mary Kay Letourneau's daughter, Georgia, announced the news of baby Sophia's arrival on a private Instagram post
DES MOINES, WASHINGTON: Vili Fualaau, who was raped by his school teacher Mary Kay Letourneau, later married her and even fathered two children with her, recently welcomed his third baby. Letourneau was a middle school teacher and a convicted child rapist for having sexual relations with Fualaau when he was a minor. She died at 58 from colorectal cancer on July 6, 2020.
Letourneau and Fualaau have two daughters, Audrey, 25, and Georgia, 24. Georgia shared a picture of herself holding the child in the hospital when she shared the news of her sister, Sophia's birth on a private Instagram post, seen by People. She captioned the photo saying, "Hi Sophia, I'm your big sister! You're so beautiful, I can't wait to watch you grow. I'll be right here by your side no matter what ! I love you."
The story of Letourneau and Fualaau's improper relationship made headlines in 1996 when Letourneau started having sexual relations with Fualaau when he was 12. She was teaching sixth grade and was 34 years old. Letourneau –who was married at the time– was arrested in March 1996 after a relative of her first husband, Steve Letourneau, contacted the police about her inappropriate relationship with Fualaau.
She eventually entered a guilty plea to two charges of second-degree child rape and gave birth to their first daughter, Audrey Lokelani Fualaau, while awaiting sentencing. As part of a plea agreement, Letourneau was sentenced to six months in prison with three months being suspended. She was given a no-contact order after being released in January 1997 but was discovered breaking it and got arrested once more a month later. She violated her plea agreement, hence, she was given a term of seven and a half years in prison. Georgia, the couple's second daughter, was born in October 1998 while Letourneau was in jail.
By the time she was released from prison, Fualaau was an adult, and he asked the court to let them have contact. Although the restraining order against Letourneau was lifted, she continued to be listed as a registered sex offender in the state of Washington up until her death.
Despite their relationship's criminal background, the couple was married in 2005. However, Letourneau and Fualaau parted ways in 2017 after Fualaau filed for legal separation. Despite their split, Fualaau remained by Letourneau's side when she died, and she left a sizable portion of her estate to him, as per People.
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