August 21, 2013 | by Michael K. Lavers
Additional charges in Florida sex case
Kaitlyn Hunt, Lesbian, Gay News, Washington Blade

A Florida judge on Aug. 20 revoked Kaitlyn Hunt’s bond for allegedly violating a court order to not have contact with her 14-year-old girlfriend. (Photo courtesy of Facebook)

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.

Michael K. Lavers has been a staff writer for the Washington Blade since May 2012. The passage of Maryland's same-sex marriage law, the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the burgeoning LGBT rights movement in Latin America and the consecration of gay New Hampshire Bishop V. Gene Robinson are among the many stories he has covered since his career began in 2002. Follow Michael

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  • If after being warned twice to stay away from the victim, being arrested, charged with two felonies, the threat of being a registered sex offender and two separate no-contact orders from two different judges is not enough deterrent for an adult to keep her fingers out of a 14 year old child, then that adult is not only a sex offender, she is a predator.

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