Eighteen-year-old Kaitlyn Hunt faces charges of lewd and lascivious battery of a child 12 to 16 years old for her relationship with her 14-year-old girlfriend. The relationship was reported to authorities by her girlfriend's mother as soon as Kaitlyn turned 18. She has since been expelled from her high school, Sebastian River High School in Sebastian, Florida, and today turned down a plea deal that would have her spending two years under house arrest and labelled a sex offender.
Many people are rallying behind the teen, including Anonymous, which has released a statement warning the state of Florida to stop the persecution, or it will fight for the resignation of State Attorney Brian Workman:
This letter is addressed to the Indian River County State Attorney’s Office:
You are currently pursuing 2 felony charges against an 18-year-old girl by the name of Kaitlyn Hunt… She was a student at Sebastian River High School before they expelled her…
While in the course of performing your duties we feel that you’ve lost perspective. Tsk, tsk. The truth is, Kaitlyn Hunt is a bright young girl who was involved in a consensual, same-sex relationship while both she and her partner were minors. She has a big future ahead of her and there are people, thousands of people in fact, that have no intention of allowing you to ruin it with your rotten selective enforcement…
We hope you’ll keep all of this in mind because the next petition [for resignation] we put 200,000 signatures on will have your name on it (maybe you Brian Workman), or your bosses name on it, and we will be calling for a resignation.
Stop the hate, free Kate!