VERO BEACH (CBSMiami/AP) – The state attorney’s office has pulled a plea deal that had been offered to a Florida teenager accused of having sex with her underage girlfriend.
Prosecutors withdrew the plea deal to Kaitlyn Hunt, 19, after allegations were made that she violated pretrial conditions by contacting the girl identified as the victim in the case.
Hunt was arrested again Monday, according to WFTV in West Palm Beach, for allegedly violating her pretrial release.
According to tcpalm.com, “Hunt allegedly sent some sexually explicit photos via the Internet, according to court records.”
Investigators, according to tcpalm.com, said there were 20,000 text messages between the Hunt and the alleged victim.
The plea deal that was withdrawn would have spared Hunt jail time and registration as a sex offender but added a felony count to her charges.
Hunt was charged in February with two counts of lewd and lascivious battery and later released on $5,000 bail. Authorities say Hunt was 18 when she had sex with her then-14-year-old girlfriend.
The two met at Sebastian River High School in 2012.
Hunt has argued the sex was consensual, but Florida law considers it a felony offense to have sex with a person under the age of 16.
A hearing has been scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday before Circuit Judge Robert Pegg, according to tcpalm.com.
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