PEOPLE's Most Shocking Scandals

Heidi Fleiss, Interngate, the Battling Bobbitts – look at the most astonishing events of the past 30 years. By Lucy Maher


Pregnant schoolteacher Mary K. Letourneau, 36, was arrested in 1997 and sentenced to seven and a half years in prison for the second-degree rape of Vili Fualaau, her 13-year-old student and the baby's father. It grew more bizarre a year later when a paroled Letourneau conceived another child with Fualaau. She later served out her sentence and with Fualaau co-authored a book, Only One Crime, Love.