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Mary Kay Letourneau arrested -- again!

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  • Mary Kay Letourneau spent more than seven years in prison for having an affair with a teenage student
  • Letourneau was arrested again for driving with a suspended driver's license and failing to appear in court
Mary Kay Letourneau arrested again for driving with suspended license

Mary Kay Letourneau, the teacher who served more than seven years in prison for raping a sixth-grader -- whom she later married -- found herself behind bars once again Monday, this time for driving with a suspended driver's license and failing to appear in court.

Letourneau was arrested Monday morning at 7:44 a.m. ET by the Tukwila Police Department in Washington. She was released from the King County Jail a little more than eight hours later on $5,000 bond. She will appear in King County District Court on January 7.

The former school teacher was a 34-year-old married mom of four when she began a relationship with one of her former students, Vili Fualaau, who was 13 at the time of the affair in 1996.

Letourneau was arrested twice for the relationship. After her first arrest, she pleaded guilty to second-degree rape and was sentenced to six months in jail, a shortened sentence given to her in exchange for counseling and staying away from the teen.

Just weeks after her release, a police officer spotted the pair together in a parked car. A judge threw Letourneau back in jail to finish her original 89-month sentence.

Letourneau and Fualaau wed in 2005 and have two children together. In 2011, Letourneau told HLN affiliate KOMO that she welcomed her first grandchild into the family; a little girl who was born to her oldest son from her previous marriage.

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