Florida teen Kaitlyn Hunt has just experienced a grave injustice due to a technicality in the law. At the start of the school year, Kaitlyn Hunt was 17 years-old, and dating a girl three years younger than her, which is not all too uncommon in high schools these days.
The trouble comes shortly after Kaitlyn Hunt’s 18th birthday, when, her girlfriend’s parent’s had Hunt arrested for “sexual battery on a person 12-16 years old.” The girlfriend was 15 years-old at the time.
Hunt’s mother argues that the family of her daughter’s girlfriend were out to get her from the start because they never approved of their relationship in the first place.
“They are out to destroy my daughter, because they feel like she ‘made’ their daughter gay. They see being gay as wrong and they blame my daughter. Of course, I see it 100% differently. I don’t see or label these girls as gay. They are teenagers in high school experimenting with their sexuality – with mutual consent. And even if their daughter is gay, who cares? She is still their daughter.”
When it comes to daughters and relationships, families can be a *little* overprotective, and that definitely sounds like the case here. Of course, the girl’s family couldn’t just let it stop there. They petitioned the school board and got Kaitlyn expelled just weeks before graduation, even after a judge ruled Kaitlyn could attend school as long as she didn’t contact her (I can only assume) ex-girlfriend.
Now, pardon my french, but that is some f***ed up s**t.
There is a plea deal on the table for Kaitlyn, two years house arrest and one year probation. The deadline to accept is next Friday, otherwise she goes to trial.
I for one hope Kaitlyn goes to trial, and the judge throws this out of court. It’s just a witch hunt by the parents. Kaitlyn’s mom has started a Change.org petition to “stop the hate, free Kate” and it will be delivered to Indian River County State Attorney’s Office. I highly urge you to sign it!
I’ll keep everyone updated as this story develops.