Husband of Mary Kay Letourneau files for separation

Vili Fualaau married his former 6th grade teacher in 2005

Mary Kay Letourneau and Villi Fualaau posing April 9, 2005. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Entertainment Tonight and The Insider, Mark Greenberg)
Mary Kay Letourneau and Villi Fualaau posing April 9, 2005. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Entertainment Tonight and The Insider, Mark Greenberg)

SEATTLE (AP) — The man who married his former 6th-grade teacher after she was jailed for raping him has filed for legal separation from her.

King County court records show 33-year-old Vili Fualaau asked the court for a legal separation from 55-year-old Mary Kay Letourneau on May 9.

Letourneau is a former suburban Seattle teacher who became tabloid fodder when she was convicted in 1997 of raping the then 12-year-old Fualaau. She was 34 and a married mother of four when the relationship began.

The couple married on May 20, 2005, in Woodinville, Washington, after she served a 7 1/2-year prison term for child rape. They have two daughters together.