The police were notified, and Letourneau who at the time was pregnant with Fualaau's child was arrested and charged with statutory rape.
Although a defense psychiatrist testified that she suffered from bipolar disorder a form of manic depression , Letourneau was sentenced to seven years in prison.
Early Life and First Husband Letourneau was born Mary Katherine Schmitz on January 30, 1962, in Orange County, California.
She was the fourth child and first daughter of college professor John Schmitz, and his devoutly Roman Catholic wife, Mary Schmitz.
In 1985, the couple got married and dropped out of college before moving to his hometown of Anchorage, Alaska.
A year later, the family moved to Seattle, Washington, where they had three more children Mary Claire, Nicholas and Jacqueline over the next few years.
The Letourneaus divorced during this time as well, and all four children from their marriage remained in the sole custody of their father, who moved with them to Alaska.