EDUCATION

Teacher convicted of raping student she later married wants to teach again

FILE - In this Feb. 6, 1998, file photo, Mary Kay Letourneau listens to testimony during a court hearing in Seattle. Vili Fualaau, who married Letourneau after she was jailed for raping him, says their relationship hasn't always been good, but they've persevered. Fualaau and Letourneau discussed their lives together with Barbara Walters in an interview that will air on ABC News' "20/20" Friday, April 10, 2015. Letourneau is a former suburban Seattle teacher who became tabloid fodder in the 1990s when she was convicted of raping the then 12-year-old Fualaau. She served a prison sentence and then married him. (AP Photo/Alan Berner, Pool, File)

FILE - In this Feb. 6, 1998, file photo, Mary Kay Letourneau listens to testimony during a court hearing in Seattle. Vili Fualaau, who married Letourneau after she was jailed for raping him, says their relationship hasn't always been good, but they've persevered. Fualaau and Letourneau discussed their lives together with Barbara Walters in an interview that will air on ABC News' "20/20" Friday, April 10, 2015. Letourneau is a former suburban Seattle teacher who became tabloid fodder in the 1990s when she was convicted of raping the then 12-year-old Fualaau. She served a prison sentence and then married him. (AP Photo/Alan Berner, Pool, File)  (The Associated Press)

The former sixth-grade teacher imprisoned for raping a student she later married wants to teach again.

Mary Kay Letourneau, now 53, and her husband Vili Fualaau, now 31, discussed their lives together with Barbara Walters in an interview airing on ABC News' "20/20" Friday night. Letourneau is a former suburban Seattle teacher who gained notoriety in the 1990s when she was convicted of raping the then-12-year-old Fualaau. They later married and have two teenage daughters.

Fualaau told Walters he has battled depression and would be upset if his children had a relationship with someone older, adding "I don't support younger kids being married or having a relationship with someone older."

ABC reported ( http://abcn.ws/1HaWnxr ) Letourneau is working as a legal assistant. She is trying to get her name removed from the sex-offender registry and wants to return to teaching.