End the unjustified prosecution of Kaitlyn Hunt

To: Florida Assistant State Attorney Brian Workman and Indian River County State Attorney Bruce Colton

End the unjustified prosecution of Kaitlyn Hunt
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Sebastian, FL
Campaign created by Patricia Metro-Patrick Icon-email

End the unjustified prosecution of 18-year-old Kaitlyn Hunt, who was engaged in a consensual relationship with another female high-school student. Her behavior cannot seriously be portrayed as predatory, and the felony charges against her could have devastating consequences for her future.

Why is this important?

Overzealous Florida prosecutors are trying to make an example out of an 18-year-old student. And if they succeed, she'll pay for the rest of her life.

Kaitlyn Hunt, an 18-year-old student in Florida, was in a same-sex relationship with another student a few grades below her in school. But when her girlfriend's parents found out, they not only got Kaitlyn kicked out of graduation ceremonies at school, they also got her arrested.

Kaitlyn's family has reported that Assistant State Attorney Brian Workman has offered an outrageous plea deal that would require her to accept "two years house arrest and one year probation.” And the judge in the case will have the option of branding Kaitlyn a sex offender, which could follow her for the rest of her life.

There's no doubt that sexual predators must be stopped, but there's no evidence that Kaitlyn's behavior was predatory or justifies this kind of overzealous reaction by law enforcement, which could include a felony conviction. Relationships between students in different grades in high school are highly common, and there have been no other reported similar prosecution of students in similar, heterosexual relationships at any schools nearby.

Please sign my petition and demand that the overreaching prosecution of Kaitlyn Hunt be dropped immediately.

REFERENCES:
http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2013/05/18/2033281/florida-teen-expelled-charged-with-felony-over-lesbian-relationship/
http://aclufl.org/2013/05/21/aclu-of-florida-statement-on-prosecution-of-18-year-old-kaitlyn-hunt/
http://jonathanturley.org/2013/05/22/florida-high-school-student-expelled-and-charged-with-two-felonies-for-consensual-lesbian-relationship-with-fellow-student/
http://tv.msnbc.com/2013/05/22/fla-teen-faces-felony-charges-for-lesbian-relationship/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/FreeKate/

PHOTO CREDIT:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/FreeKate/

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Reasons for signing

  • Sherry W. 2014-07-13 18:56:08 -0700
    This is a misuse of our legal system. As a parent, you teach your children much more by addressing their choices responsibly instead of taking your anger or disappointment out on others.
  • Colby S. 2014-07-12 12:37:48 -0700
    She has the right to date whoever she wants to. People need to realize this isn't the 19th century anymore.
  • Jay M. 2014-07-11 17:29:22 -0700
    The only thing perverted here is the abuse of tax payer dollars by the parents of the 25 year old girl, and the short sighted state attorneys here. Shame on them.