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Gay Fla. Teen Back in Jail After Plea Deal Pulled

Tuesday Aug 20, 2013
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A Florida teen accused of having sex with her underage girlfriend is back in jail after prosecutors withdrew a plea deal.

Authorities say 19-year-old Kaitlyn Hunt was booked into the Indian River County Jail on Monday night. She remained in jail Tuesday morning, charged with two counts of lewd and lascivious battery on a child.

The state attorney’s office pulled its plea offer Monday following allegations Hunt violated her pretrial conditions and contacted the girl. She’s scheduled for a hearing Tuesday afternoon.

Indian River County Sheriff’s Sgt. Thomas Raulen told Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers (http://bit.ly/19EdMjr) the bond company that posted Hunt’s bail brought her to jail.

Authorities say Hunt had sex with her then-14-year-old girlfriend last year. Hunt argues the sex was consensual, but Florida law considers sex with a person under 16 a felony.


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  • Anonymous, 2013-08-21 01:44:00

    This is a miscarriage of justice if I’ve ever seen one ! Poor girl...


  • Richard , 2013-08-22 07:23:11

    Unfortunately, the young woman is in a difficult situation. The rules the court imposed - not due to guilt but as a condition to be free in the community until her day in court - were in some way violated, if not violated in fact possibly in spirit. Even if not guilty we as a society need to follow the rules and limits set by the court in these situations. I hope that all the folks who supported initially will be able to continue to support her given this upsetting turn of events.


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