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Sunday, Apr 20, 2014
Crime & Courts

Vero Beach teen accepts deal in sex case


VERO BEACH — A accused of having sex with her underage girlfriend has accepted a plea deal that her attorney says is in her best interest.

Kaitlyn Hunt on Thursday pleaded no contest to battery, interference with child custody and contributing to the dependency of a child.

The 19-year-old Hunt was charged in February with having sex with a 14-year-old female schoolmate when she was 18.

A previous plea deal was withdrawn in August following allegations that Hunt exchanged thousands of texts with the girl and sent her nude photos. A judge revoked her bond, sending her to jail. Prosecutors added a charge of transmitting material harmful to a minor.

Under the terms of Thursday’s deal, Hunt will stay in jail until mid-December.