There is an 18 year old woman by the name of Kaitlyn Hunt who has been arrested for two counts of lewd and lascivious behavior on a child between the age of 12 and 16. Ms. Hunt was engaged in a lesbian relationship with a 15 year old girl.
There are many who are claiming that Ms. Hunt’s crime is that she is a lesbian. Wrong. Her crime is that she is a CHILD MOLESTER. She began her relationship with a 14 year old girl.A sexual relationship between an adult (18) and a child under the age of 16 cannot be consenting. A minor under the age of 16 cannot legally give consent for sexual activity.
The people who are defending this would not be defending this if it were an 18 year old boy having sex with a ‘consenting’ 15 year old, the Huffington post would not be coming to his defense. As long as homosexuality is involved, there is no limit to what they will defend.
The parents of Ms. Hunt (the 18 year old) have this to say:
They are trying to send an innocent young girl to prison because they
are full of hate and bigotry. These girls are teenagers in high school,
who had ONE mutual consenting sexual experience. My daughter isn’t a
criminal, she isn’t a predator.
Actually, she IS a criminal. Florida law (800.04(5)) says:
A person who intentionally touches in a lewd or lascivious manner the breasts, genitals, genital area, or buttocks, or the clothing covering them, of a person less than 16 years of age, or forces or entices a person under 16 years of age to so touch the perpetrator, commits lewd or lascivious molestation…An offender 18 years of age or older who commits lewd or lascivious molestation against a victim 12 years of age or older but less than 16 years of age commits a felony of the second degree
The law goes on to say:
PROHIBITED DEFENSES. Neither the victim’s lack of chastity nor the victim’s consent is a defense to the crimes proscribed by this section.
This is not about lesbian sex. People are getting their undergarments in a twist because the perpetrator’s life will be ruined. Guess what? She was an adult, and the law says that adults can’t have sex with children. The same people who are crying about ruining the girl’s life for this would have no problem ruining her life if she were being arrested for having a shotgun in the trunk of her car that was in the parking lot.