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UPDATE: Kaitlyn Hunt’s Bond Revoked; Evidence ‘Overwhelming,’ Judge Says

Posted on | August 20, 2013 | 386 Comments

Kaitlyn Hunt appears at Tuesday hearing.

UPDATE 3:10 p.m. ET: Elliot Jones reports at WPTV-TV:

Circuit Court Judge Robert Pegg revoked bond for Kaitlyn Hunt, and she’ll remain jailed until a trial, that’s so far unscheduled.
The judge also added a new charge to her court record — transmitting material harmful to a minor by electronic equipment, a third-degree felony.
“The evidence is overwhelming,” Pegg said in ordering Hunt held in jail without bail.
A tearful Kaitlyn Hunt, in a bright orange jail jumpsuit and shackles, periodically glanced at her father in the Indian River County courtroom, as Sheriff’s Detective Jeremy Sheppard testified about new evidence in her teen sex case having to do with being in contact with the victim via electronic equipment.

UPDATE 2:05 p.m. ET: Bond was revoked after Judge Robert Pegg described evidence of Kaitlyn Hunt’s violation of her pretrial release as “overwhelming.” An arraignment date was set for the new charges of transmitting “material harmful to minors,” and Hunt was escorted out of the courtroom and back to the Indian River County Jail.

UPDATE 1:50 p.m. ET: Kaitlyn Hunt was handcuffed and shackled and wearing an orange jail uniform when she appeared in court today, facing new felony charges of violating her bond and sending illegal graphic sex materials to her underage girlfriend.

Detective Jeremy Shepherd testified about the explicit photos and video Hunt sent to the minor, who is now 15. He said he was contacted on Aug. 6 after the younger girl’s father found an iPod that Hunt had given the victim in March. This was used to transmit more than 20,000 text messages, photos and video. Detective Shepherd said that while the explicit video that shows Hunt masturbating only shows the defendant from the waist down, he was able to identify her from her pierced bellybutton and tattoos.

Detective Jeremy Shepherd testifies at Tuesday’s hearing.

Judge Robert Pegg listens to testimony in Tuesday’s hearing.

UPDATE 12:55 p.m. ET: According to the court docket, prosecutors have filed a new felony charge of “Transmission of material harmful to minors to a minor by electronic device or equipment” (847.0138).

Kaitlyn Hunt has been reminded why they call it ‘jailbait’

Today is the bond revocation hearing in Vero Beach:

Accused Florida sex offender Kaitlyn Hunt returned to jail Monday night prior to a hearing today in which prosecutors will argue that her bond should be revoked and that the 19-year-old former cheerleader should be kept in custody until her trial on felony charges of having sex with a 14-year-old girl.
Hunt, whose case has attracted nationwide media attention, voluntarily turned herself in at the Indian River County Jail about 9 p.m. Monday night. She had been out on $5,000 bond since her February arrest, but last week prosecutors filed a stunning document alleging that Hunt had repeatedly violated the court-ordered terms of her pretrial release by contacting the victim in the case, who is now 15.
Ron Barnett of Barnett Bail Bonds in Vero Beach told the Palm Beach Post that it was Hunt’s decision to return to jail pending today’s 1 p.m. hearing before Circuit Court Judge Robert Pegg. . . .

Please read the whole thing at ViralRead. I’ll be updating later with news of today’s hearing, which should be interesting.

What is also interesting — and thanks to Jeanette Runyon for all her work in following this — is how Kaitlyn Hunt’s supporters, in order to argue for their lesbian heroine’s victimhood, find themselves obliged to demonize the parents of the younger girl:

In this, her supporters echo the arguments originally made in a May 17 Facebook post by Kaitlyn’s mother, Kelley Hunt Smith, who blamed the younger girl’s parents: “They are trying to send an innocent young girl to prison because they are full of hate and bigotry.”

Parents who are trying to raise their daughter right, and who expect Florida to enforce its own law — which sets age of consent at 16 — are being scapegoated by weirdos who want to make gay rights an argument to declare “open season” on 14-year-olds.

 

 


Comments

  • bobbydias

    Not saying that lesbian sex happened or did not happen 100 hundred years ago- 14 years old was considered adult back then.

  • bobbydias

    Emotionally hoodwinked or politically hoodwinked- homosexual activity attracts much support by the democrats.

  • concern00

    I agree. Sometimes my sentiment doesn’t find it’s way into my words. Just ask my wife!

  • Natalie Nicole Johnson

    I hate what they do, and also hate pedophilia.

  • Natalie Nicole Johnson

    If only you were kidding. Sadly, you are as serious as a heart attack.

  • Natalie Nicole Johnson

    You were just a child.

  • Natalie Nicole Johnson

    Even if you had sex at that young age, it is still abnormal for CHILDREN of that age to be having sex. Did you parents tell you that when you were a child? I feel sorry for you.

  • Natalie Nicole Johnson

    Look, just because your child hood was ruined at 12 doesn’t mean that kids should be having sex that young. You need to get help.

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    The freak does not fall far from the freak tree.

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    Kate has freaky eyes.

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  • Dana

    Nahhh! The esteemed Mr McCain has a sense of humor that outweighs even his sense of disgust.

  • http://deadrepublicanparty.wordpress.com/ rmnixondeceased

    He can’t use a moral compass, he has been using the indoctrinated moral GPS provided by the publik skool system. (Which always indicates him firmly in the center of the universe and on moral high ground).

  • Mieka

    I beg to differ on your laughable psychoanalysis of my apparent “naivete.” Only a naive, gullible child would have sex at 12 years old, then [years later] boast of it when trying to defend children having sex with adults. This is not the case of two young teens having sex with each other, this is a legal adult abusing a child in the eyes of Florida Law. Adult conversations are out of your realm, dear, as you’ve still made no convincing arguments nor do I see the purpose of your posts.

    Statistically, as someone mentioned below, having sex by 12 is an outlier, not the average. If you looked that up, you would see your “argument” isn’t even based on fact.

  • La Pucelle

    That does explain it, though the grand majority of Libertarians I know have been insisting that they aren’t anarchists and that voluntarism (i.e., the true far right) is as untenable on a national scale as totalitarianism/socialism/communism/fascism.

    The entire reason we have laws and government in the first place is to protect those who cannot defend themselves. The people who think that the law somehow doesn’t apply to them — be it a bisexual high school cheerleader or the supposed leader of the free world — are the very ones the law was written to protect their victims from.

  • RS

    I’m not sure where this fits above, but I second those who wrote that adding a component of “reason” to determining whether Ms. Hunt is guilty, which, of course, requires an examination of the victim’s behavior, essentially advocates for elimination of statutory rape laws. Those laws make consent irrelevant because of the victim’s age. As someone else pointed out, there is ALWAYS nominal consent, otherwise the perpetrator would be charged with Forcible Rape. Of course, there are those who desire this outcome for their own twisted gratification. Many who advocate for this, however, have not thought the matter through. They have been seduced (no pun intended) to society’s view that adolescent sexual behavior is “normal,” and should be ignored, if not actively encouraged. Obviously, that way lies madness.

  • Susan Bromley

    You’re right…K Hunt had been asked multiple times to leave the minor child alone( way before the parents found out) but refused. Ms. Hunt thought she smarter than the average bear.

  • Wombat_socho

    I’m not joking, I’m quoting fellow Catholic Jerry Pournelle.

  • Wombat_socho

    Also, Stacy doesn’t ban people. He subcontracts that to me.

  • Wombat_socho

    And that’s enough from you, too.

  • Susan Bromley

    Kate Hunt knew talking/texting the 14yo would send her back to jail because she stated it in the text messages. As to Kate Hunt not having a clue is untrue.

  • bobbydias

    “freekate” folks have no concept”? They DO have a concept of what to do with the leftovers of the donations- Obama made millions of leftover donations both elections for president.

  • Quartermaster

    “Misprision of a Felony.” I remembered it as I rode my bike home from work.

  • MGuns

    Honestly people do not realize how sexually active 13 and 14 year old girls are these day ESPECIALLY in lesbian type sexuality, it is literally the norm for teenage girls to be either lesbian or bisexual, and just think how easy it is for teen girls to engage in sexual conduct with each other. It is extremely easy. People need to wake up and realize that boys and girls become adults at about 13 and want to have sex. Arbitrarily setting adulthood at 18 years of age to somehow artificially extend childhood and call it adolescence is REDICULOUS. And then at the same time the people that make and back these arbitrary age of majority laws will reverse the law when it is convenient for them to prosecute a person they don’t particularly like such as a 14 year old that commits a serious felony and is charged as an 18 year old adult. If a 13 or 14 year old is capable of consenting to commit a murder and being charged as an adult, they are certainly capable of consenting to engage in sexual conduct. At least be consistent and set the age of adulthood at the realistic age of 13. An age that has a basis in biology and history. This way parents will be forced to properly raise their kids to act like adults instead of treating them like children well into their adult years. Which I would define as the years when a good amount of people begin to engage in sexual conduct and serious violence against other people. There is absolutely no reasonable basis for 18 being the age of majority. It seems to be set at that age only to trap and imprison the ignorant. Also people need to loosen up over sexual conduct. It is not the end of the world if someone touches your genitals, guard against it of course but society should not make it so abhorred to the level where if it happens to someone that person is mentally scarred not due to what actually happened but the shame and stigma that society attaches and expects from that person. Furthermore, sentences for sex offenders should not be on par with actual murder or manslaughter. Increasing the punishment of offenders to extreme levels of incarceration only leads to kids being murdered to cover up the offenders act because if the punishment is for molestation is worse than the punishment for murder then the molester is actually incentivised to murder their victim instead of just letting him or her go. No one wants their child to be molested but I am sure most parents would rather see their child returned alive.

  • Name

    It was awfully nice of her to contact her girlfriend on a device that has a date and time stamp. I mean seriously, if you were going to break the law, couldn’t you at least be a little more creative?

  • http://unix-jedi.livejournal.com Unix-Jedi

    People need to wake up and realize that boys and girls become adults at about 13 and want to have sex.

    Amazingly, everybody commenting is over 13.

    And they didn’t become adults at 13. Nor are they treated as adults by anybody else for anything else (sans abortion, natch.)

    This “change” didn’t just occur yesterday. As I tell kids, “I know what it’s like to be [10,12,13,18,21]. You don’t know what it’s like to be beyond that.”

    It has been true since time immemorial. And why adults are tasked, trusted, and expected to help keep children from making mistakes.

    Sure, kids want to be kids.

    That’s why the law says that they cannot consent to such activity, because they’re not capable of that consent

    This way parents will be forced to properly raise their kids to act like adults instead of treating them like children well into their adult years.

    Like Kate’s family? Because she’s “Only 19” and thus can’t understand? But her 14/15 year old victim can understand more?

    There is absolutely no reasonable basis for 18 being the age of majority.

    Well, luckily for you, it’s not. But we won’t let mere facts get in the way of your rant.

    Increasing the punishment of offenders to extreme levels of incarceration

    … Such as no jail time, and community service, which Kate and her family (all over 18) rejected as outrageous?

    That’s “extreme?”

    …. Yeah.

  • http://unix-jedi.livejournal.com Unix-Jedi

    No, it’s not an “innocent” age.

    But the 14 year olds haven’t learned the rest of the adulthood issues that would protect them from the knowledge that they seek.

    Which is why they’re insulated, protected, and supposed to be parented until they do.

    Then they can make whatever decisions, good or bad, that they want.

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  • FilnerGropey

    Irony much?

  • FilnerGropey

    STFU rape lover.

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