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Florida Teen Facing Felony Charges Over Same-Sex Relationship

A Florida teenager faces criminal charges stemming from her relationship with another young female student.

Kaitlyn Hunt, 18, faces two felony counts of "lewd and lascivious battery on a child 12 to 16" after the parents of her 15-year-old girlfriend pressed charges earlier this year, according to Examiner.

"These people never came to us as parents, never tried to speak to us... and tell us they had a problem with the girls dating," Kaitlyn Hunt's mother, Kelley Hunt-Smith, wrote in an statement posted to Facebook. "...They were out to destroy my daughter. [They] feel like my daughter 'made' their daughter gay."

Source: Huffington Post. Read full article. (link)

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  • Virginian||

    I wish they wouldn't hit the same sex angle so hard. Tons of young men have had the same shit happen to them. This is obviously a travesty of justice, but it happens to young men a hell of a lot.

    What was that black kid in Georgia who got hit with a felony rape conviction because his white girlfriend's parents weren't happy with their daughter's choice of partner?

  • SIV||

    The conviction was based on an amateur video tape showing Wilson engaging in sex with a 17-year-old girl during a private New Year's Eve party at a hotel room in 2003, and later being offered and receiving oral sex from a 15-year-old girl. The video shows the 17-year-old girl on the bathroom floor, then later having sex with Wilson. She appeared sleepy or intoxicated during the sex act but did not ask Wilson to stop. However, according to attorney William Atkins, the video "depicts a horrific crime: a gang rape of a semi-conscious, 17-year-old girl, followed by a bizarre display of sexual precociousness by a 15-year-old girl." Waking up naked and disoriented the next morning, the 17-year-old girl claimed to have been raped. Investigating the alleged rape, police later found condoms and evidence of drinking, as well as the video camera, in the motel room used for the party.

    A jury acquitted Wilson of raping the younger girl, but convicted him of aggravated child molestation against the 15-year-old. The "aggravated" nature of the charge refers to fellatio (oral sex) rather than a mere "immoral or indecent act". Had the two teenagers had intercourse without oral sex, Wilson would have been charged with a misdemeanor, punishable by up to 12 months in jail, with no sex offender status, instead of the mandatory 10-year minimum term that the judge gave him.

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