In a bizarre conclusion to a disturbing story, Mary Kay Letourneau is reuniting with the now-20-year-old man she abused almost a decade ago.

After spending seven years behind bars, Mary Kay Letourneau (search) will legally be allowed to see the former student she was convicted of having sex with.

A judge on Friday approved the motion lifting the no-contact order between Letourneau and Vili Fualaau (search), with whom she had two children.

If you remember, Letourneau was only sent to jail after she violated the terms of her parole by continuing to have sex with Fualaau after her first conviction, and after having two children by him. Just more irrationality regarding children and sex. I don't imagine she would have treated as leniently the first time if she were a 35-year-old man abusing a 12-year-old girl.
“I've been waiting for a long time for this to happen — for her to come out," Fualaau said on NBC's the "Today" show Friday. "And now that I — now that she is out now, you know, I'm really excited to see her.” ...

Fualaau said he's looking forward to getting together with Letourneau and their children to see if they can have a life together.

Does anyone out there see this relationship ending well? I can't imagine a more dysfunctional "family" -- and I'm sorry, but I feel compelled to use quotes. The abuser will almost certainly turn into the abusee now that her former victim is older, and I shudder to think of the consequences for the children. Can Letourneau even get custody of their two kids (or her four other kids by her former husband, who moved to Alaska) after being convicted of sexually abusing a child? Does it matter that her former victim is still "in love" with her (again, more quotes)? Should a 20-year-old be given custody of his (likely) 8-year-old children?

The whole thing is almost too weird for words.



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