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Teacher Who Had Sex With Sixth-Grade Student Is Sentenced to Six Months in Jail Including 100

November 14, 1997

Teacher Who Had Sex With Sixth-Grade Student Is Sentenced to Six Months in Jail Including 100 Days Already Served

Mary Kay LeTourneau, 35, had pleaded guilty in August to two counts of second-degree child rape.

LeTourneau must serve the 80 days remaining in her six-month sentence before she is released for community-based treatment.

``I did something that I had no right to do,″ a tearful Mrs. LeTourneau told the court after sentencing. ``I give you my word it will not happen again. ... It was wrong and I am sorry.″

Superior Court Judge Linda Lau said she was persuaded that the defendant ``does not pose a risk to the community under this sentencing option.″

Lau ordered Mrs. LeTourneau to have no contact with the victim or any other minor unless it is expressly authorized by her sex-offender-treatment provider.

Any violation of conditions set by the court or the Corrections Department would result in her being imprisoned for 7 1/2 years, the judge said.

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