Monday, May 20, 2013

Teen Arrested and Expelled because of a Same-Sex Relationship

This is one for the books.

In a Florida high school, Kaitlyn Hunt was not only expelled, but arrested for dating another student. The reason is because Kaitlyn is 18 and the student is 15. But the REAL reason is because it was a same-sex relationship.

Here's more:
Kaitlyn Hunt was arrested in February at the behest of her 15-year-old girlfriend’s parents and charged with two felony counts of lewd and lascivious battery of a child 12 to 16 years old. 
A judge ruled that Hunt could still go to her Sebastian, Fla., school if she did not have contact with the 15-year-old. Unhappy with that decision, the girlfriend’s parents also made an appeal to the school board, and Hunt was then expelled from Sebastian River High School just weeks before her graduation. 
Her mother, Kelley Hunt Smith, claims State Attorney Brian Workman offered her daughter a plea deal that she has until Friday to accept or face trial. The plea deal includes “two years house arrest and one year probation.” 
Her father, Steven R. Hunt, said the school disapproved of the relationship from the beginning. Hunt reportedly had good grades and participated in cheerleading, chorus and basketball. She was voted “most school spirited.” But when she began dating another girl from the basketball team, her coach dropped her citing that the relationship would cause “drama.” 
Hunt’s family started a petition on asking people to “Stop the prosecution of 18 year old girl in a same-sex relationship” and calling it a “cruel waste of our taxes.” The petition, addressed to the Indian River County State Attorney’s Office, has more than 28,500 signatures so far.
This issue is far from over. Support for Kaitlyn is growing. I can't believe the parents of the other girl would do this. They are really contending for Parents of the Year.


1 comment:

R.J. said...

But nowhere in this article does it state if they consummated this relationship once the older one was eighteen years of age. That's statutory rape no matter what gender or orientation is involved.

It's crazy but it's the law and this girl's getting off easy. If it were a guy, we'd be talking years not months.

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