MARY Kay Letourneau, the former teacher who was convicted of raping her then-12-year-old student and then marrying him years later, has died, according to reports.
Letourneau died from cancer at the age of 58 sometime on Tuesday, her attorney confirmed to local news outlets.
Mary Kay Letourneau, right, has reportedly died of cancer at age 58[/caption]
Letourneau is seen here in 1998 during a court hearing[/caption]
“It was expected but sad anyway,” lawyer David Gehrke told KOMO. “She was a good person.“
Gehrke did not immediately return The Sun’s request for comment.
Letourneau was convicted in 1997 of raping Vili Fualaau, her sixth-grade student at a school in Seattle, Washington.
She was 34 at the time and a married mother to four kids when their relationship began.
Years later in May 2005, the two got married — after she served a 7.5-year prison term for child rape.
The couple is seen here during their wedding in Washington in 2005[/caption]
Fualaau, who has two daughters with his former teacher, filed for separation from Letourneau in 2017.
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