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Mary Kay Letourneau Released From Prison
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Posted on 08/04/2004 7:48:54 AM PDT by Spackidagoosh

Mary Kay Letourneau Released From Prison

GIG HARBOR, Wash. — Mary Kay Letourneau (search), the grade school teacher convicted for having sex with a sixth-grade pupil, was released from prison early Wednesday, and her now 21-year-old former lover plans to challenge a court order that bars her from contacting him, a friend said.

"He's relieved that she's out of prison and currently he can't wait to see her," Noel Soriano said on a morning television news program.

Letourneau, who served 71/2 years in prison, slipped unnoticed past the hordes of reporters and gawkers outside the Washington Corrections Center for Women (search) before dawn.

As a condition of her release, Letourneau, 42, can't contact former pupil Vili Fualaau (search), the father of two of her children.

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To: sinkspur
She's a pedophile

Exactly. She should be shunned and protested the same as males molesters. Sick woman.

21 posted on 08/04/2004 8:18:09 AM PDT by Lijahsbubbe
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To: Spackidagoosh

This case just tells me that there is a lot of mental disease in this country.


22 posted on 08/04/2004 8:18:20 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: Spackidagoosh

Plygrounds across the nation have been put on "High Alert."


23 posted on 08/04/2004 8:20:58 AM PDT by lonestar (Me, too!--Weinie)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The kid was 12 the first time they were caught. 12. If he was a year younger, in some states it could have been 20 to life.


24 posted on 08/04/2004 8:28:49 AM PDT by HRoarke (F. John Kerry--Can you trust a man who picks his running mate from the back of the phone book?)
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To: Spackidagoosh
Reporter: "...her now 21-year-old former lover..."

The same reporter who calls one of the primary victims her "lover" reports that "A judge sentenced her to six months in jail for second-degree child rape, and ordered her to stay away from Fualaau.

Letourneau: "We had a beautiful relationship, and I value it for what it was."

What is the matter with these people?! The reporter sounds as messed up as Letourneau.

Cordially,

25 posted on 08/04/2004 8:28:58 AM PDT by Diamond
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To: 1Old Pro

The whole story is sad. Her husband was abusive and extremely adulterous, they struggled constantly to make ends meet, and the boy's father was in prison for armed robbery.

All indications were that she never acted inappropriately with another student.

She is childlike in interviews and truly seems to be mixed up. While she violated the law and legally committed child-rape, I think her greatest crime is irresponsibility and violation of the teacher-student trust every parent should be able to count on.

Law is a double-edged sword - It punishes for results rather than intentions. This is normally a good thing, however I have come to believe there was no malice in what she did...Just stupidity, selfishness, and a whole lot of messed up rationalization that makes her unfit to rejoin society. She should spend a long time under psychological treatment before she's let loose.

I do think, however, she deserves pity rather than venom. Not as much pity as the children victimized by this fiasco, however. That is the saddest story of all...


26 posted on 08/04/2004 8:32:27 AM PDT by Heavyrunner (Socialize this.)
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To: Spackidagoosh
Letourneau may now want to tell her own story. A state appeals court ruled in 2000 that she may sell and profit from her story. She has also expressed interest in working for a group that advocates for the rights of mothers in prison.

Sick. What rights should a mother in prison have when she's there for MOLESTING a child??

Our free-enterprise system is about to REWARD her as well.

God help her children. There are NO winners in this unfortunate mess.

The best thing for those 2 kids would have been adoption. The other 4 sound like they'll be ok in Alaska.

27 posted on 08/04/2004 8:43:34 AM PDT by mombonn (íViva Bush/Cheney!)
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To: Heavyrunner

You think she deserves pity? Would you think a thirty two year old man who rapes your twelve year old daughter deserves pity?

After all, most male molesters can claim victim status also. Many of them were molested as childre

Do you have that little value for boys? They are just as vulnerable as girls.


28 posted on 08/04/2004 8:48:32 AM PDT by Lijahsbubbe
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To: sinkspur
Not defending the woman ... Abuse of minors is never acceptable.

She does suffer from bipolar disorder... which this kind of behavior is not uncommon when in the bout of spme severity.

29 posted on 08/04/2004 8:59:09 AM PDT by blackbag (trust no one)
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To: HRoarke

When I wrote my first post, I didn't realize the kid was 12 at the beginning. That is young, and the woman is obviously sick. Still, seven years?


30 posted on 08/04/2004 8:59:28 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: Lijahsbubbe
Do you have that little value for boys? They are just as vulnerable as girls.

I think that is the crux of the matter. Speaking as a male, I don't believe boys are just as vulnerable as girls, and that this kind of experience tends to harm them as much as it does girls.

31 posted on 08/04/2004 9:00:49 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I don't believe boys are just as vulnerable as girls, and that this kind of experience tends to harm them as much as it does girls.

Many men who have mental illnesses and are child molesters themselves would disagree.

32 posted on 08/04/2004 9:04:37 AM PDT by Lijahsbubbe
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To: Lijahsbubbe

I'm not talking about boys who have been molested by men. I'm talking about boys who have had sex with older women.


33 posted on 08/04/2004 9:10:42 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Speaking as a male, I don't believe boys are just as vulnerable as girls, and that this kind of experience tends to harm them as much as it does girls.

I'm not talking about boys who have been molested by men. I'm talking about boys who have had sex with older women.

If you think that either males or females are not equally damaged by acts of sex outside of marriage, not even to mention the adultery and pedophilia and the other innocents victimized by what happened in this case, then there is something wrong with your thinking. I'm sorry, but I don't know any other way to put it.

Cordially,

34 posted on 08/04/2004 9:35:46 AM PDT by Diamond
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To: Lijahsbubbe

I do value male and female children equally.

Also, as a boy, I can say that speaking for myself, a teacher having sex with me in 6th or 7th grade would not have left me emotionally scarred...Quite the opposite, in fact.

Also, being a guy, I DO draw a distinction between a male predator who views schoolgirls as sex objects and messed-up woman who sought love in a very wrong place.

I maintain my opinion that Vili Fualaau was not harmed in any significant way (other than by becoming an underage father) by her actions. I also maintain that her worst crime was failing to take the welfare of her own children as her dominant priority when making her irresponsible decisions. :)


35 posted on 08/04/2004 10:51:12 AM PDT by Heavyrunner (Socialize this.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

MSNBC is just reporting that her attorney has just filed a writ seeking to have the contact ban REMOVED!


36 posted on 08/04/2004 10:52:04 AM PDT by Howlin (Saving Private Hamster)
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To: Wallace T.
Be afraid, be very afraid.

Oh, I'm absolutely terrified.  Now leave me alone.  I'm waiting for a call from Debra Lafave.
37 posted on 08/04/2004 12:44:10 PM PDT by gcruse (http://gcruse.typepad.com/)
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To: Heavyrunner
[The law] punishes for results rather than intentions.

I think you have that backwards.  That's why murder comes in various degrees, including manslaughter and negligent homicide.
38 posted on 08/04/2004 12:46:52 PM PDT by gcruse (http://gcruse.typepad.com/)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Thank you for the information. I knew that she had a political father, but I didn't know anything about him. I'm sorry to see the mess that his daughter became.


39 posted on 08/04/2004 12:52:00 PM PDT by twigs
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To: twigs

Well, the dad had illegitimate kids as well. A very strange family, indeed, the Schmitz Family.


40 posted on 08/04/2004 1:22:02 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Hiltlery Recently Seen Throwing Banana Peels in Front of Kerry and Edwards' Residences)
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