Mary Kay Letourneau Wants Off the Sex Offender Registry
On top of previous revelations from her shocking "20/20" interview with Barbara Walters that aired last night, Mary Kay Letourneau, one of the most high-profile sex offenders in the country, said she wants her name removed from the list of registered sex offenders.
Letourneau, then a teacher, spent over seven years in prison for her sexual relationship with 13-year-old student Vili Fualaau back in 1996. The couple is now celebrating their tenth wedding anniversary.
"There's a process, there's a form, you take it to court and then they grant it if it looks like it should be granted," she told Barbara Walters of her dream to no longer register as a sex offender.
Unless her wish is fulfilled, she won't ever be able to return to teaching. She also told Walters that due to her status, she wasn't even allowed to visit her sick daughter in the hospital.
In the exclusive interview, Letourneau confirmed that Fualaau wasn't faithful to her while she was in prison, but her husband said he never doubted that he wanted to marry her when she was released. He proposed to her by sending their young daughters to her, singing "Will you marry me?" in Hawaiian.
Their kids, 17-year-old Audrey and 16-year-old Georgia, have since figured out the controversy over their parents' relationship. Incredibly, they go to school in the very same district in which Letourneau and Fualaau met.
In a major "do as I say, not as I do" moment, Fualaau told Walters his daughters are not even permitted to have boyfriends, even though he was a father twice over by the time he was their age. He said, "I don't support younger kids being married or having a relationship with someone older."
Father may know best from experience in this case!