Florida girl, 18, arrested and expelled after relationship with 15-year-old female classmate
An 18-year-old Florida student’s senior year has become a nightmare — all because she was in a same-sex relationship with a 15-year-old, her family says.
Kaitlyn Hunt was arrested Feb. 16 for having a physical relationship with a younger classmate, who was her girlfriend at the time, mom Kelley Hunt Smith wrote on Facebook.
Under Florida law, Hunt could see up to 15 years in prison and must register as a sex offender. A plea deal, however, remains on the table that would give Hunt two years' house arrest and one year of probation, her family said.
“Does my daughter deserve to lose her life for 15 years, or 3 years, or to have no life, because of one choice she made in high school, absolutely not!!” Hunt Smith wrote Friday, adding, “This is a mother’s nightmare.”
So apparently the parents of the 15-year-old filed charges against Kaitlyn Hunt as soon as she turned 18 even though the relationship had been going on for quite some time. It's my understanding that while Florida does have a "Romeo & Juliet" law, that the 3 year age difference is too great for that to apply in this case.
It appears the Hunts have taken to social media to play the gay card and make this all about hate and homophobia when, in fact, the same thing has been happening in male/female relationships for years. I wonder how many thousands of young men are on sex offender registries throughout the country for this very same reason?
Edited by Rafterman, 20 May 2013 - 06:38 PM.