Kaitlyn Hunt, the Florida teen accused
of an underage relationship with a female classmate, on Thursday
accepted a plea deal brokered by prosecutors and her attorneys.
According to CNN, Hunt pleaded no
contest to two counts of misdemeanor battery, misdemeanor
contributing to the dependency of a child and two counts of felony
interference with child custody. She'll spend 4 months in jail
followed by three years of felony supervision, including two years of
house arrest. But she won't have to stand trial or register as as
sex offender and her record could be expunged after 10 years.
Hunt was arrested in February following
her 18th birthday over having a relationship with a female
student 3 years younger than herself while both attended Sebastian
River High School. After posting bail, she was ordered to have no
contact with the alleged victim.
Hunt was jailed in mid-August after
prosecutors accused her of sending thousands of text messages to the
victim, including some naked, a violation of the court's no-contact
Hunt's parents reiterated their
criticism of the victim's parents to go to police over the
“If we start arresting kids for
having sex or sexting, you might as well turn the high schools into
prisons,” they said.
“It was about age-appropriate
relationships and following the rules and laws of our society,” the
family said in a statement.