Mary Kay Letourneau, a former teacher who was sentenced for an illicit relationship with a then sixth-grade student, has died at the age of 58, her attorney told NBC News.
Her lawyer David Gehrke told news outlets Letourneau died Tuesday of cancer.
Letourneau was charged with rape of a child after Letourneau became pregnant following a sexual relationship with student Vili Fualaau. The relationship began in 1996 when Letourneau was 34 and Fualaau was 12 or 13.
When Fualaau was 18, he petitioned the court to lift a no-contact order between Letourneau and Fualaau. Fualaau would go on to marry Letourneau in 2005.
They have two daughters together. Fualaau filed for a legal separation from Letourneau in 2017.