Kaitlyn Hunt, the Florida teen arrested and expelled from high school over a lesbian relationship, faces a deadline of Friday to accept or reject a plea deal.

Hunt began dating a female student 3 younger than herself at the start of the year when she was 17.

In February, after Hunt turned 18, her girlfriend's parents went to the authorities, who arrested the teen and charged her with the felony of “sexual battery on a person 12-16 years old.” After officials at Sebastian River High School refused to expel Hunt, the parents appealed to the school board and had her expelled.

The Indian River County State Attorney's Office has given Hunt until Friday to accept a plea deal that would allow her to avoid registering as a sex offender if she pleads guilty to a charge of child abuse.

On Thursday, Hunt's attorney, Julia Graves, reportedly spoke with prosecutors in an effort to lessen the charges.

Graves presented a case involving an 18-year-old male who allegedly had sex with a 15-year-old female. His final charge was lessened to a misdemeanor battery case and he was sentenced to one year probation.

However, Charles Sullivan Jr., the attorney of the alleged victim, told reporters that the family continues to support the prosecution.

“This is not driven by prejudice or approval or disapproval of any sexual orientation,” Sullivan said. “The family's concern is for the safety of their child. And that a crime was committed and a person is being prosecuted for the commission of that crime.”

If found guilty of the original charges, Hunt faces up to 30 years in prison, according to NBC affiliate WPTV.