VERO BEACH (CBSMiami/AP) — The attorney for Kaitlyn Hunt, the 18-year-old charged with a felony for her relationship with a 14-year-old basketball teammate, is asking for the judge to remove himself from the case.

Kaitlyn Hunt was a high school cheerleader and star basketball player in Indian River County before her relationship with another girl came to light.

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Hunt was charged with two felony charges of lewd and lascivious battery on a child 12 to 16 years old in February.

Attorney Julia Graves filed a motion Monday alleging the case is being singled out because a trial was set before more than 200 other criminal cases and the date is premature.

Her family said police and the younger girl’s parents secretly recorded a phone conversation in which the girls discussed kissing in the school bathroom.

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Circuit Judge Robert Pegg recently set a trial date for September.

Gay rights advocates say Hunt is being unfairly targeted for a common romance, saying the issue is not about age, but about sexual orientation.


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