VERO BEACH, Fla. — An Indian River County judge on Aug. 20 revoked bond for a woman who faces charges for having consensual sex with her teenaged girlfriend.
WPTV reported Circuit Court Judge Robert Pegg charged Kaitlyn Hunt, 19, with transmitting material harmful to a minor by electronic equipment after she allegedly sent nude photos and videos of herself and more than 20,000 text messages to her then-14-year-old girlfriend in violation of a court order. The television station reported Det. Jeremy Sheppard of the Indian River County Sheriff’s Department testified Hunt and her girlfriend had sexual contact on July 29.
Equality Florida and other LGBT advocacy groups in February criticized prosecutors who charged Hunt, who was then 18, with lewd and lascivious battery on a child.
Hunt in May rejected a deal with prosecutors under which she would have pleaded guilty to third-degree felony child abuse. She would not have had to register as a sex offender under Florida law under the terms of the plea.