Skip to comments.Charges against girl, 18, in same-sex underage relationship won't be dropped..
Posted on 05/23/2013 5:22:44 PM PDT by Politicalmom
(CBS) SEBASTIAN, Fla. - A Florida state attorney says the charges against Kaitlyn Hunt, an 18-year-old high school student who engaged in a same-sex relationship with a 14-year-old classmate, will not be dropped, despite petitions from the public, CBS affiliate WTSP reports.
Hunt has been expelled from Sebastian River High School in Sebastian, Fla. and is charged with two counts of lewd and lascivious battery of a child 12 to 16 years of age as a result of the relationship.
The case began in February when Hunt was arrested and charged after the younger girl's parents notified authorities, reportedly when Hunt turned 18. Since then, the story has garnered national attention for what some say is a gay rights issue.
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I read other articles on this story and I’m a bit confused. Did the 14 year old not want to participate or did she just tell her parents or did they get caught? I know it’s a crime either way, I was just wondering about the specifics.
Having sex with a 14 year old girl is now a civil right?
So many are now admitting preying on kids is part of homosexuality.
Why should they be dropped? Can lesbians not commit statutory rape?
This is a story involving a minor. Unless the kid blurts it all out on purpose in the media it would be inappropriate to report.
Lets minimize the damage to the fourteen year old and not demand details not volunteered.
Sounds to me that they’re saying that sexual identity is NOT an excuse for predatory behavior. Sound ok in my book...
>>>Having sex with a 14 year old girl is now a civil right?<<<
Diversity has probably that side too.
Diversity rape is not a “rape-rape”.
If they actually waited until the girl turned 18 to charge her with anything, then you’re looking at an abuse of power. The Flori-DUH judicial system is one of the reasons I’ve always refused to consider jobs in Flori-DUH.
She needs to be thown in a cage and locked away. The same with all pedophiles.
There is never any excuse
people that would have been a little more discreet, a little more selective, a little more reflective on their homosexuality in the good old days now are just coming out and openly harming others, and themselves as well....
it was better when we didn't get to see the underpinnings of that particular "community".
I’m not demanding anything. I just assumed someone already knew what happened.
Funny how the headline writing puke calls her a "girl"...when you're 18, you're an ADULT.
Wouldn't matter one damn bit. If a 14 year old girl "wants to participate" in sexual behavior with an adult, it is the adult's responsibility to not do it....
The perps mother is attacking the victims mother as a homophobic bigot for not wanting her kid molested
So your point is that you are upset nothing was done until it became illegal?
Kids should not be having sex together, but until one of them becomes an adult (and even then there has to be more than a three year age differential in most states) then there is little that can be done realistically.
Nor do we know if authorities were even aware before.
Nice selective part of my post. Right after asking what happened I said I know it’s a crime either way. Spare me your lectures.
This was a voluntary consensual relationship. That is a fact. By statute, it is rape. That is also a fact.
She’s got crazy people eyes.
Parents should tan their hides. If the kid is old enough for sex, they can move out and support themselves!
So they were dating legally when she was 17, but once she had a birthday, it's suddenly illegal. That's a rough one to sell.
The same kids are 17 and 14, ok...
then they're 18 and 15, and it's illegal...
then they're 19 and 16, and it's ok again. Apparently they're supposed to take a one-year break.
(It would be ok according to the FL statute if the older one was 23 and the younger was 16, actually.)
Then why ask the question, if you knew it was a crime?
I see, you were wanting specifics.
I guess that’ll be argued in court. The responsibility lies with the adult.
In this case, they were 18 and 14, not any of the ages you mentioned.
As I understand it, the 18yr girl was caught in the school bathroom having sex with the 14yr old girl. The school reported this to the family of the 14 yr old and they pressed charges. The parents of the 18 year old are saying it was going on before their daughter turned 18 and this is only happening because it was gay sex. This is what I understand of the story.
Lock the animal in a cage
I read elsewhere this “turned 18” is bs. The incident happened one night when the 14 year old was a runaway.
this stuff about who a child wants to love is pedophile playbook 101.
if either or both of them are under 18, the parents need to put a stop to it
Hunt was 18 years old when she molested the 14 year old victim in 2012.
Hunts parents are spreading disinformation, along with some newspapers.
Murder at 17 = juvenile sentence.
Murder at 18 = you are going to the clink with the big boys.
It’s called being an adult, and it isn’t hard to understand at all.
17 and sometimes younger can be charged as adults for heinous crimes.
It is not a rough sell in any way.
I will put it in one sentence.
When you reach the age of majority you gain both rights and responsibilities you did not have as a minor.
It is very simple.
The only way to pretend one does not understand it is to have so much distaste for the very concept of responsibility that one blocks it out in an irrational display of mental denial.
Too damned bad.
Growing up would have been a better choice, but there are always criminals who pursue whatever their deviancy is for a whole host of reasons.
Action, meet consequence.
Homosexuals seem to be real concerned when a different standard for age-of-consent is applied to homosexual sex, but in this case it seems they don’t want the laws to apply equally.
Does this mean NAMBLA has to be more inclusive?
The details won’t come out as the girl is a minor and the case is sex related. It’s not that important, I just figured someone already knew the nature of the crime.
I’m fully aware who is responsible.
Age of consent in many states is 16. Go back a hundred years and the laws were even younger.
This is not about being an “adult”, since a 16 year old may legally consent to sex. 18 is adult you say, but they may not drink alcohol. They die as Soldiers for us though.
You know, I’m not quite sure what to think of that. I’m not sure how the severity of a crime can lead to adult charges in some cases but not others.
I’d like it to be uniform, I don’t think 17 year olds should get juvenile charges for murder ever. That is an adult crime if there ever was one.
The idea is to protect people in that vulnerable group from people who are older, 18 and above, Bruce Colton, state attorney for Florida’s 19th circuit, said, according to the station....The statute specifically says that consent is not a defense.
The reports shows her age as 18 at the time of this. The facebook page for support are from people who do not live in the area so they are using this as a purpose of gay rights. I hope the police chief and family stay strong.
I think the girl was stupid for doing that in a school restroom. I’m not even going to address the homosexual part of it. Why give it more attention.
I think the parents of the 18 year old were negligent in their duties as a parent. They knew about the relationship and surely they must know the law.
Right before my son turned 18 I made him very aware of this—I printed him the law and showed him stories of boys charged over this.
I also always wanted to know that the parents of the girl he dated approved (if they were even a year younger), even before he turned 18. It just makes sense in today’s world.
The school has a responsibility, too—they can’t have kids having sex in the restrooms. That would leave the school open to all sorts of legal issues.
The girl was wrong and her parents failed her. It is as simple as that to me.
No, they are not supposed to be doing it before their nervous systems are even mature. Not that hard to figure out, teach.
Better yet, let your kids know they are not to be having sex before they are 18 and while they live in your house.
Yes, I understand that, but I have also understood that the younger girl was not at the age of consent at the time the incident occurred.
Also, the law does not always makes sense, and in many cases it makes no sense, but that does not mean it won’t snag you.
In this case, if this older girl was molesting my minor daughter, I’d press charges against her too.