A Florida high-school student charged in February with a felony sex crime over her affair with a younger girl accepted a plea deal on Thursday to avoid becoming a registered sex offender.
The case against Kaitlyn Hunt drew national attention after supporters accused authorities of picking on her because of her sexual orientation. Indian River County prosecutor Bruce Colton said Hunt was charged like any other adult for having sex with a child.
Hunt was 18 at the time of her affair with a 14-year-old schoolmate, whose parents called the police. She was charged with lewd and lascivious assault on a minor, a second-degree felony.
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