Gay Teen Kaitlyn Hunt, to Spend 4 Months in Jail

Kaitlyn Hunt

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Many people have already heard of the gay Florida teen named Kaitlyn Hunt. She was 18-years-old when she started dating a 14-year-old girl. While that is a bit of an age gap, they were both in high school. While Hunt’s parents were supportive, her girlfriend’s parents were not and turned her in to the police – a year later.

She was charged with having sexual relations with a minor. She entered into a plea deal that will result in four months of jail time, followed by a two year house arrest. She has been in jail since August 20th, after violating a court order not to contact the alleged victim.

It’s unfortunate that these parents (among many others who have done this) decided to ruin this girls life. It is not uncommon for seniors to date freshmen, but according to Florida law, anyone under 16 cannot consent to sex. While they may not have been okay with her dating their daughter, simply talking to her would be better than putting this on her record. A consensual relationship of two high schoolers should not result in arrest.

This case drew so much media attention because many people think she would not have been arrested had it been a heterosexual relationship – while this may or may not be the case, it is still unfortunate.

according to CNN, Hunt was expelled from school earlier this year and charged with two felony counts of lewd and lascivious battery. She is also being charged with two felony counts of interference with child custody and a misdemeanor charge of “contributing to the dependency of a child.”

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