Kaitlyn Hunt, the Florida teen who was sentenced to jail for having a sexual relationship with her underage girlfriend, is now speaking out from prison.
Earlier this year, the underage girlfriend’s parents had Hunt arrested when they discovered that their daughter was in a relationship. At the time, the girl was 14 years old, and Hunt was 18.
From the start, Hunt’s family maintained that she was being targeted because the girlfriend’s parents did not accept their daughter as a lesbian, but since the case has received national attention and garnered support form gay rights activists all over, both prosecutors and the girl’s family say that it is simply due to the fact that Hunt had sex with a minor.
Last week, Opposing Views reported that Hunt had accepted a new plea deal that sentenced her to four months in jail along with two years of house arrest and probation. Now, sitting in a Florida jail cell, Hunt gave her first public interview regarding the case since her sentence to News Channel 5.
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“I never was educated on dating laws and ages and stuff so I still was confused about everything,” said the now 19-year-old in the interview. “I didn't know why I was in trouble.”
Hunt previously accepted a plea deal in August, but after it was discovered that she violated a court order not to contact the girl and sent thousands of text messages to her, the judge revoked her bond. Prosecutors added a charge of transmitting harmful material to a minor, and she was sent to jail. She has now accepted the new plea deal, started her four month prison sentence, and says she will return home right before Christmas.
She plans to start school for nursing in January, and says that she is relieved that the trial is now over.
You can watch the interview below.