Ex-Teacher Mary Kay Letourneau Jailed in Seattle

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Former teacher Mary Kay Letourneau, who served time for raping a 12-year-old student, was arrested and jailed in Seattle on Sunday, authorities said.


Mary Kay Letourneau and Villi Fualaau in 2005. (Credit: CNN)

Letourneau was convicted of raping 12-year-old Vili Fualaau, a sixth-grade student she later married.

On Sunday, Letourneau was arrested in Seattle for driving with a suspended license and failure to appear, according to Julie Murphy, a spokeswoman for King County Adult and Juvenile Detention & Community Corrections in Washington state.

She was booked early Monday morning and released the same day on $5,000 bond, the spokeswoman said.

According to CNN affiliate KIRO, Letourneau was set to appear Tuesday in court.

Letourneau married Fualaau, in 2005. They have two children.

CNN contributed to this story.