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Fla. teen convicted of having sex with underage girlfriend released from jail

Monday, December 23, 2013
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VERO BEACH, Fla. — A Florida teen convicted of having sex with her underage girlfriend has been released from jail after completing her sentence.

Kaitlyn HUnt

Kaitlyn HUnt

Kaitlyn Hunt left the Indian River County Jail around 1 a.m. Friday and quickly rode away with her family. As part of a deal with prosecutors, the 19-year-old had pleaded no contest in October to battery, interference with child custody and contributing to the dependency of a child.

Hunt was charged in February with having sex with a 14-year-old female schoolmate when she was 18. A previous plea deal was withdrawn in August following allegations that Hunt exchanged thousands of texts with the girl and sent her nude photos. A judge revoked her bond, sending her to jail, where she remained the past four months.

The case garnered attention as Hunt’s lawyers claimed that authorities wouldn’t have gone after her if the situation had involved a male and a female instead of two teenage girls.

Under the terms of the plea deal, Hunt’s prison term is to be followed by two years of house arrest with electronic monitoring, and nine months of monitored probation after that.

If she has no violations, she will not be a convicted felon under Florida law, and she will have the possibility of sealing her file and having the case expunged after 10 years, according to prosecutor Brian Workman.

Hunt does not have to register as a sex offender.

Associated Press contributed to this report.

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