Kaitlyn Hunt: Civil Rights Hero or Sexual Predator?
I haven't seen anything about the Kaitlyn Hunt story yet, so I figured I open a new thread. If you haven't heard, Kaitlyn is an 18-year-old Florida teen accused of statutory rape of her 14-year-old girlfriend. Some are lauding her as a civil rights hero, willing to face prison for gay teen rights. Others are saying she's facing the same felony charges as many teenage boys who did the same thing.
At this point she's rejected a plea deal and could face 10 years if convicted.
I'll say upfront I'm torn on this case. I don't think Hunt should be singled out for harsh treatment because she's a lesbian. On the other hand, she did specifically go against the wishes of the parents of a much younger girl and at one point helped the 14-year-old run away for the weekend. For that I do think she probably deserves a misdemeanor charge.