Kaitlyn Hunt Accepts Plea Deal in Lesbian Statuatory Rape Case

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Kaitlyn Hunt, the Sebastian woman arrested for having sex with a minor classmate when Hunt was 18, has finally accepted a plea deal. The case has been in the national spotlight for months, with LGBT activists claiming that no charges would have been filed if the relationship had occurred between a more traditional teenage couple.

This morning at 11, Hunt will plead no contest to two counts of misdemeanor battery, misdemeanor contributing to the dependency of a child, and two counts of felony interference with child custody. She will spend four months in jail, two years on house arrest, and nine months on probation.

See also: Kaitlyn Hunt, Florida High Schooler, Arrested and Expelled for Having a Teenage Girlfriend

Originally, Hunt faced up to 15 years in prison and placement on the sex offender registry for her relationship with the younger girl, who was 14 at the time. Prosecutors had offered Hunt two different plea deals, which she rejected through her lawyer, Julia Graves.

Hunt has been in jail since August 20, when prosecutors found she had violated a no-contact order with her young girlfriend. They filed a motion stating that on her last day at Sebastian Senior High School, Hunt placed an iPod in the girl's locker and exchanged more than 2,000 messages with her during a two-month period. Many of the text messages were explicit and contained references to an ongoing physical relationship between the two.

When it was revealed that Hunt violated the no-contact order, the social media darling lost many supporters. The PR expert representing Hunt, Greg Dubose, dropped his client last month. The reason Hunt's case gained national attention was due to an aggressive social media campaign revolving around the hashtag #MHOF, or "Many Hearts One Family" and the slogan "Stop the Hate, Free Kate." T-shirts and bracelets were also sold to increase visibility of the case. But by late August, some of the most vocal Hunt supporters began to doubt their cause. "My opinions are changing quickly on the subject," wrote the foreign-based administrator of the Free Kaitlyn Hunt Facebook group on August 25.

Prosecutors found that Kelley Hunt-Smith, Kaitlyn's mom, also contacted the younger girl, begging for her silence about the violation of the no-contact order in a March 26 missive. "PLEASE delete everything," she wrote, referring to text messages, lewd videos, and nude pictures sent by her daughter. "And make sure NO ONE finds out you've spoken to Kate at all." There is still no no word on whether Hunt-Smith will face charges for attempting to interfere with the case.

See also:
Prosecutors Say Kaitlyn Hunt, Defendant in Teen Sex Case, Maintained Sexual Contact With Alleged Victim Throughout Pre-Trial Release
Kaitlyn Hunt, Facing Felonies for Relationship With Minor Female Classmate, Will Spend 19th Birthday in Court Today

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how long will it be before homey mom starts looking for her pay day???? you folks dont see a lawsuit coming??? thats what jiggers are all bout.

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homey mom lookin for some dough....fake tears from that beetch and her mexi hubby

drakemallard
drakemallard topcommenter

many hypocritical examples of how biased we are when it comes to male and female pedophilia.I wonder if they would allow an adult male.Many young men are jailed and branded for life for this very same act. Yet people want to condemn them, while this individual should be exempted for being a woman ? Sorry, but the law applies to everyone.its called an age of consent. every state has one, and in florida it is age 18. the "victim" was 15. they are more lenient if the victim is 16 or 17. but she was 15. its the law.

Jamal Mackey
Jamal Mackey

so is it cool for an 18yr old young man to have a relationship with a 14 year old boy? If you look around Miami there's a lot of 12-16 year old girls hanging out with their "Aunties" and getting turned out. This world is tolerating more and more perverted 'ish!

mitch107
mitch107

The real question here is why didn't the parents of the younger girl, contact the parents of the older girl BEFORE contacting the police.

At the time these were two girls who went to the same high school and were on the same sports team.

sweetliberty17761776
sweetliberty17761776 topcommenter

the lgbt should have been PUSHING FOR HER PUNISHMENT TO SHOW they are all about equality


instead they went for the low hanging fruit, as it were, and claimed victimhood

Jasmin M Augustin
Jasmin M Augustin

the whole problem with this case was that it intentionally brought to light by the younger gf's parents because they found out it was a lesbian relationship... THATS where people should be outraged in my opinion. whether it was an 18 year old boy or girl, the point is that it was TWO girls and the parents didn't agree with that. thats where its fucked up.

cobaltblu
cobaltblu

This is racism and sexism in action... Had the perp been a young black adult male, the penalties would have been much harsher, and most certainly include the indelible sexual predator label.


Instead we have a cutesy blonde getting a slap on the wrist for statutory rape and stalking.


We truly are living in the age of enlightenment!

Mercy Mercy-Me
Mercy Mercy-Me

Trevor, an 18 yr old guy poses more of a potential threat with regard to pregnancy and STDs that could affect the other girl's future and is a very different scenario. But, unless he actually caused harm to the girl, no, I wouldn't ruin his life over it legally knowing they were both consenting and had been together prior to him turning 18 in the first place. If it were my daughter, I might tell him to stay the hell away from her...but bring him up on charges that would damage his future? no. ...but yeah, she shouldn't have contacted her after being ordered not to. That was pretty dumb.

Sierra Fotopoulos
Sierra Fotopoulos

She shouldnt have contacted the "victim" after the no contact order.... Made her case worse.

Trevor Gaffney
Trevor Gaffney

Mercy I doubt you would be so understanding if it was an 18 year old guy having sex with a 14 year old girl

Mercy Mercy-Me
Mercy Mercy-Me

That is still so incredibly f*cked up. Way to ruin the girl's life for no good reason.

Lenny Lebowitz
Lenny Lebowitz

Well she will have to go into porn now to make a living

Laurel St
Laurel St

^^^ The first or SECOND - this was her 3rd !

ebenezer
ebenezer

@Jasmin M Augustin A 14 year old cannot legally consent to sex.

sweetliberty17761776
sweetliberty17761776 topcommenter

@Jasmin M Augustin 


we only know what the msm tells us 


and lets say that is what bothered them, thats not an outrage just because people wont conform to your way


you have no tolerance for others opinions 

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@cobaltblu 

yea until homey mom files the lawsuit against the school. moron. oj can get away with murder but a little white girl cant get away wih a little carpet munchin

miamitrev2
miamitrev2 topcommenter

@Mercy Mercy-Me  

So you are ok with adults having sex with children. How liberal of you.   Would 18/13 also be ok with you?    BTW, 14 year olds cant consent to have sex

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@Lenny Lebowitz \

hell yea....with me

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