Kaitlyn Hunt (courtesy Facebook)
Monday, August 19, 2013
Prosecutors have withdrawn a plea deal to a Florida teen accused of having sex with her underage girlfriend.
The state attorney's office reports that it pulled 19-year-old Kaitlyn Hunt's deal Monday, following allegations last week that she violated her pretrial conditions and contacted the girl identified as the victim. The deal would have spared Hunt jail time and sex-offender registration but added a felony count to her charges.
Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers reports that Hunt was charged in February with two counts of lewd and lascivious battery and released on $5,000 bail.
Authorities say Hunt was 18 when she had sex with her then-14-year-old girlfriend. They met at high school in 2012.
Hunt has argued the sex was consensual, but Florida law considers sex with a person under 16 a felony.