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Lesbian Facing Jail For Sleeping With 15 Year Old

Meet 18-year-old Kaitlyn Hunt, the Florida teen who faces felony charges for her relationship with her 15-year-old girlfriend.

Is this punishment too severe?


She looks 7 years old.

by Anonymousreply 2105/25/2013

Personally as long as the law is applied equally to straights and gays I don't see this as a gay issue. I don't want special treatment as a lezzie. My sex is just as dangerous as any penised individual!

by Anonymousreply 105/23/2013

She was 17 when they started their relationship. Most people wouldn't be disturbed at the thought of a 17 year old boy dating a 15 year old girl. This kind of application of the law is why many countries have adopted the "2 year" age gap rule along with the age of consent. E.g., where I live, consent is at 16 for gay and straight people. However, a 17 year old sleeping with a 15 year old would be protected under the 2 year provision and wouldn't be prosecuted for statutory rape, even if s/he turned 18 in the course of the relationship - as long as mutual consent/ a relationship was clearly evident.

by Anonymousreply 205/23/2013

It's definitely an interesting area of the law up for debate for lots of reasons, R2.

I just don't see it as a gay issue unless they're targeting gays & lezzies disproportionately which doesn't seem to be the case.

by Anonymousreply 305/23/2013

"I just don't see it as a gay issue unless they're targeting gays & lezzies disproportionately which doesn't seem to be the case."

The parents only pursued charges against the girlfriend because they don't want their daughter to be in a lesbian relationship.

Why are we punishing teens for having consensual sex with other teens? This should not be against the law.

by Anonymousreply 405/23/2013

Parents don't pursue charges, R4. The state does.

As long as the state takes the same action regardless of whether parents come in to complain about an 18 yr old man or an 18 yr old woman sleeping with their 15 yr old daughter, it's not a gay issue.

Whether or not the overall law is stupid is another question altogether and I'd tend to agree with you there.

by Anonymousreply 505/23/2013

"Parents don't pursue charges, R4. The state does."

The state can't pursue charges if no one reports it. The parents only reported this girl because she's gay, they would not have reported an 18-year-old guy sleeping with their daughter.

by Anonymousreply 605/24/2013

Anti-sexers ought to be shot. Then tortured.

by Anonymousreply 705/24/2013

As R6 correctly noted, R4, the parents of the 15-year old made the complaint, and I have a hard time believing that anti-gay bais wasn't behind it.

by Anonymousreply 805/24/2013

Which one is pictured?

by Anonymousreply 905/24/2013

The state can use its prosecutorial discretion to tell these parents to fuck off. The state does not have to pursue every technically criminal act. Using state resources for this is what's criminal here.

by Anonymousreply 1005/24/2013

A 17-year old with a 14-year-old is a significant age disparity and she showed poor judgment picking a girlfriend that much younger. She should have been given a stern talking-to and told not to see her again and go find someone her own age. The younger girl should have been told, you're too young to date and/or have sex, wait till you're sixteen. And it should be left at that. No need to bring this case into the criminal justice system.

One nice thing about underage gay love is nobody's going to get pregnant.

by Anonymousreply 1105/24/2013

R9, The 18-year-old is pictured, as part of her widespread campaign asking the public to sign her petition of support.

by Anonymousreply 1205/24/2013


by Anonymousreply 1305/24/2013

Oh please. There are 17 year old boys banging girls 15 and under all over Florida not getting prosecuted or labeled a sex offender for life. ALL over.

This is so clearly homophobia on the patents and the prosecutors. Talk about selective prosecution.

If we used the same logic some of you use here -- 'the law is the law!' -- we would have never overturned Bowers v. Hardwick and cops everywhere could arrest fags in every state for sodomy.

Luckily SOME people fight injustice when it happens.

by Anonymousreply 1405/24/2013

R14, In some cultures, it's considered very admirable for a teen to be dating an older, presumably more mature and financially established man, even if he's in his 20's. I stated on their blog that this is a total waste of taxpayer money, especially considering the backlog in the courts.

by Anonymousreply 1505/24/2013

Digital penetration is still considered RAPE, you guys.

by Anonymousreply 1605/24/2013

"Kaitlyn's attorney Julia Graves, believes Kaitlyn is being treated unfairly.

She cited a 2011 case in which an 18-year-old male, a Vero Beach High School student, had sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old female.

In that case, the 18-year-old male was charged with lewd and lascivious battery, but the charge was dropped down to a misdemeanor battery case. "

by Anonymousreply 1705/24/2013

"Digital penetration is still considered RAPE, you guys."

Only if it is done against someone's will.

by Anonymousreply 1805/25/2013

It'll get dropped as the result of a Romeo and Juliet law. As long as the 15 year old says it was consensual, it's fine since she's over 14 and the other one is under 4 years older than her.

by Anonymousreply 1905/25/2013

The parents only pressed charges after Kaitlyn turned 18. They not only wanted the relationship to end, but they wanted to ruin the girl's life. If she's convicted of the charge, she'll be a registered sex offender.

by Anonymousreply 2005/25/2013

Sound like the younger girls' parents are looking for someone to blame, because they can't accept their daughter's sexuality. They obviously don't care if they humiliate or create a permanent divide with their kid.

by Anonymousreply 2105/25/2013
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