Kaitlyn Hunt Placed Back in Jail, Will Face Judge Tuesday

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Kaitlyn Hunt was booked into the Indian River County Jail Monday night, the same day prosecutors revoked a plea deal.

Hunt had been scheduled to meet a judge for a hearing on Tuesday to address the prosecution's allegations that she violated her pretrial release court order when she sent thousands of text messages, including naked photos, to the girl she's accused of having sexual relations with when the victim was 14 years old.

According to the Indian River County Sheriff's Office spokesman, Sgt.Thomas Raulen, Hunt wasn't jailed on a court order but by the company that posted her bail.

See also: Kaitlyn Hunt Has Plea Deal Taken From Her After She Allegedly Stays In Touch With Underage Victim

The judge had ordered Hunt to cut off all communication with the victim. Prosecutors alleged that Hunt's mother, Kelley Hunt Smith, also stayed in touch with the victim and told her to delete the texts from Kaitlyn so she wouldn't get in trouble.

In addition to having her charges reduced to misdemeanors, the plea deal would have kept Hunt off the sex offender registry.

Julia Graves, Hunt's attorney, has met with a Boston attorney who is offering legal services for Hunt, who was 18 at the time she had a sexual relationship with her then-14-year-old girlfriend.

"The pendulum has swung too far" in the prosecution of youths, attorney William Korman said Tuesday. He specializes in sex offense cases. "Children are being prosecuted for being children:" having a romantic relationship, he said.

Charles Sullivan Jr., attorney for the victim, says that his client is in therapy and that she's "not doing well."

Investigators say that Hunt and the victim exchanged 20,000 text messages and that there had been at least one instance of seeing each other face to face.

Prosecutors had said the plea deal was still on the table as early as Friday, with the violations looming. But now the prosecution says there is no more deal, which means Hunt is facing felony charges. She could now be facing jail time and may have to register as a sex offender.

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14 comments
oseerw
oseerw

Put her under the Jail

gwarthock
gwarthock

Bond revoked. Arraignment for more felonies next month.

Diana Hepworth
Diana Hepworth

she was court ordered to stop all contact, she is an adult now. time to act like one.

Michael Groves
Michael Groves

I feel for the parents of the girl she is stalking. Her parents are enablers.

jmewink1
jmewink1

I was all for backing this girl, until this!  She should be thanking her lucky stars she got out!!!  Why would she be stupid enough to ignore a court order???????

Heather Maybury
Heather Maybury

Honestly- if I were a tax paying citizen in that county i'd be so frustrated that my tax paying dollars are putting her begin bars instead of serious criminal offenders. The 14 yr old involved obviously still wants a relationship of some form with her. Sad that the parents can't accept their daughters sexuality and what she obviously wants. There are worse crimes in life far more serious.

Marlon De Leon
Marlon De Leon

oh man.. i was totally on her side.. but once you're court ordered to stop contact.. and you continue.. it's your own damn fault. she dug her own hole.

Alexis Terrosa
Alexis Terrosa

Poor girl. Prosecutors aren't going to be happy until this girl commits suicide.

sparkling
sparkling

@Heather Maybury   Disgusting sexist sow, if this was a guy you would not mind people like you should go back to the beginning of 20th century when feminism had any relevance.    Disgusting sow, how come people like you live in this society

jmewink1
jmewink1

@Heather Maybury As a tax paying citizen, I would be furious that she cannot follow a judge's orders.  Let's be real here.......

erichlupton
erichlupton

@Heather Maybury Funny how in this case everyone feels bad for the girl. She's white, she's pretty... she's a she. I wonder what your opinions would be if she was an 18 year old, creepy looking man having sex with this 14 year old. Would that be okay?

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