Kaitlyn Hunt Refuses Plea Deal, Could Turn to "Romeo and Juliet" Law

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Kaitlyn Hunt and her father Steve
Kaitlyn Hunt, the 18-year-old high school student facing felony charges in connection to her arrest after she had a same-sex relationship with a younger student, was offered a plea agreement of two years house arrest and one year probation.

She has refused the plea deal.

See also:
-Kaitlyn Hunt, Florida Teen, Arrested and Expelled From School For Gay Relationship
-Kaitlyn Hunt's Charges Will Not Be Dropped, Florida State Attorney Says

Had she taken the offer, she would be have labeled a "sexual offender" and agreed to two years' house arrest.

Kaitlyn has received an overwhelming amount of support online, particularly from those who believe this is a gay rights issue. There are those who oppose her, and use the staunch Florida law as a reasoning to push their bigotry.

The family says Kaitlyn's girlfriend's parents are pressing charges because they simply can't handle their daughter being in a same-sex relationship.

Kaitlyn and her supporters say the relationship was consensual. Florida law stipulates that anyone younger than 16 cannot legally consent to sexual activity.

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