Outrage swirling around the arrest of an 18-year-old Vero Beach cheerleader for having consensual sex with a 14-year-old classmate has been fueled by claims that she is being punished for being a lesbian.
Some Palm Beach County defense attorneys say the concern is misplaced.
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ABOUT THIS CASE
Kaitlyn Hunt, 18, a Vero Beach high schooler, will decide today whether to take a plea deal for having sex with a 14-year-old female classmate. She faces two counts of lewd and lascivious behavior but could plead guilty to child abuse, which wouldn’t require her to register as a sex offender. The case has created a media frenzy because her parents claim she was targeted because she’s a lesbian. Defense attorneys say the law that ensnared Hunt is simply bad public policy.