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Can You Count All the Rationalizations and Lies Offered by Kaitlyn Hunt’s Mom?

Posted on | May 30, 2013 | 160 Comments

The Kaitlyn Hunt sex crime case was featured on NBC’s ‘Today’ show, May 23

Below, you will find the full text of a 1,500-word appeal by Kelley Hunt Smith, mother of accused sex offender Kaitlyn Ashley Hunt. This is the original May 17 Facebook message that started the “Free Kate” firestorm. I’d seen it quoted elsewhere, but never saw the whole thing until Jeanette Runyon linked it today. I apologize that it has no paragraph returns, other than the ones created by my own interruptions:

What I’m about to share with you is extremely private and difficult on myself and my family, but mostly my daughter Kaitlyn. However im at a point where I don’t know what else to do. Sharing personal family matters with anyone, let alone total strangers is extremely scary but my daughters life is at risk, so im willing to do whatever it takes, no matter how difficult. Anyone who knows me, even a little, knows what kind of person I am. Anyone who knows my daughter Kate, knows how wonderful she is. Kate is an 18 year old senior about to graduate from SRHS. She has an exemplary record at school and home. She has always been a wonderful student, respected and well liked. She has cheered on the varsity cheer team all throughout high school, shes sung in chorus and was voted most school spirited. She has never been in trouble, ever, she truly is the model student and child.

(We can call this the set-up: She’s telling you how wonderful her child is and, if you don’t know either her or her child, you have no reason to doubt this glowing testimonial.)

At the beginning of this school year, she started dating a fellow student, who happened to be another female. This girl also played varsity sports, was in the IB program, so she was in classes with upperclassman. There was an age difference between my daughter and the other girl, of 3 years, my daughter was older, however you would have thought it was the opposite by just looking at the girls. My daughter is tiny, looks very young, and the other girl looks much older and is much taller, either way there was a 3 year age gap.

(Were I the prosecutor and this were offered as testimony by the defense, I’d stand up and object: “Irrelevant, your honor. Who cares how tall they are? If Kaitlyn were a midget and the younger girl were a giant, this would have no bearing on the law as regards the difference in their ages. And the prosecution does not dispute the fact that 18-year-old young adults attend the same schools as minors below the age of consent, or play together on the same sports teams. It’s not the school or the sports that are at issue in this case, it’s the sex. And, in point of fact, the age difference is 44 months — the younger girl was 14 and Kaitlyn was 18 throughout the sexual involvement.”)

They were both students in the same high school, it was a mutual consenting relationship on both parts.

(The Florida law specifically states that “consent” is not a defense when an adult has sex with someone 15 or younger.)

This was unusual for Kate, she has always dated boys, but being the kind of mother I am, I didn’t want to make it a big deal. I talked to her about it, and figured it was just a social thing, times have changed and a lot of kids are experimenting, so I didn’t make much of it.

(The phrase “being the kind of mother I am” raises the question, “What kind of mother are you?” The answer would not be flattering.)

This girl came to my home, hang out with our family before sporting events at the school, etc. The girls would hang out together at after school activities, I was there, I saw the other girls father there several times, he saw them together as well, so I assumed her family was aware of it and didn’t have any issues either.

(Did Kaitlyn’s mom just admit that she knew her 18-year-old daughter was sexually involved with a freshman? And did she really assume that the 14-year-old’s parents also realized the relationship between two basketball teammates was more than friendship?)

On Saturday February 16th our families world was shattered and our daughters nightmare begun. The police came to our home and arrested my daughter, put her in hand cuffs and we had no idea why. They refused to tell us anything at first because she had turned 18. Kate was ripped out of our arms, terrified, crying hysterically. My younger daughter was there at the time, my husband and myself, we were mortified. They finally told us she was being arrested on “probable cause”. I asked them probable cause of what, they said sexual battery on a person 12-16 years old.

(“Police brutality! My daughter is a victim!”)

My heart dropped, I knew then that it had to have been her girlfriend’s parents, James and Laurie Smith.

(Yes: In this Facebook message, Kaitlyn’s mother named the parents of the younger girl, deliberately exposing them to harassment.)

These people never came to us as parents, never tried to speak to us, didn’t try to get the school involved to speak to us and tell us they had a problem with the girls dating, not one single word. Instead, they set out their vengeance and had my child arrested on FELONY charges. The nightmare continued. Kate was bailed out and sat in front of a Judge. He told her she could continue going to school, but was to have no contact with her girlfriend. I went to the school and spoke to them, let them know what was going on, I wanted to make sure there was no issues or problems. It is Kate’s senior year, she only had a few months until graduation and we wanted her to finish. The school was very supportive, they all know and loved Kate. They told us that the other girls parents had already come in and wanted Kate to be expelled, they told them no, they wouldn’t do that. James and Laurie Smith didn’t like that, so that petitioned the court and asked the judge to remove Kate from school, even though the Judge already ruled Kate could continue school. We sat in front of the Judge again, and the judge ruled yet again that Kate could continue going to school, he didn’t feel like Kate was any threat at all.

(The nature of the crimes alleged — which Kaitlyn’s mother never describes except with the euphemisms “relationship” and “dating”  — is conveniently omitted from her narrative. Anyone can read the arrest affidavit and discover, however, that the sexual activity between the girls began in a school toilet stall. If expulsion from school is not warranted in such a circumstance, when can it ever be justified?)

James and Laurie Smith wouldn’t give up. They were out to destroy my daughter, they feel like my daughter “made” their daughter gay. They are bigoted, religious [zealots] that see being gay as a sin and wrong, and they blame my daughter. Of course I see it 100% different. I don’t see or label these girls as gay. They are teenagers in high school experimenting with their sexuality, all teens do it in one form or another. They are teens, its healthy and normal. And even if their daughter is gay, who cares, she is still their daughter.

(Catch the nuance: Kelley Hunt Smith has previously said her daughter was heterosexual until this “relationship,” whereas for this other family, “their daughter is gay.” And we are offered a contrast between two value systems: Bad parents — “bigoted, religious zealots” — are those who object to “relationships” for their 14-year-olds; whereas good parents are those who consider their 18-year-old senior having sex with a 14-year-old in a school restroom “healthy and normal.”)

But, the fight continued. James and Laurie Smith fought dirty, we pushed back and tried everything we could. I went to the school board with not one but two orders from Indian River County Judges saying Kate could continue going to school, but the school board sided with James and Laurie Smith, and expelled my daughter. Kate was forced to go to the alternative school. The school board made one concession and allowed Kate to attend her senior events like grad bash, and senior fun day at the school and she will be able to walk at her graduation at the high school and actually graduate from SRHS. But her senior year was ruined . . .

(What a pathetic claim: Her senior year was ruined! Notice also that Kaitlyn’s mom repeatedly names the 14-year-old’s parents.)

. . .  she was taken away from her normal life, her friends and her school activities because of James and Laurie Smith. It was still blantenlty wrong, and discriminative. James and Laurie Smith have forced the State Attorneys office to go thru with felony charges and are trying to ruin my daughters life. This is insane. This should have never been a legal matter, it is a family matter.

(A family matter: Montagues and Capulets! Sword fights in the streets of Verona! Also, the Hatfields and McCoys, Hutus and Tutsis.)

They are trying to send an innocent young girl to prison because they are full of hate and bigotry.

(This “innocent young girl” claim crumbles to dust the minute you see the video of Kaitlyn shouting obscenities as she incites her younger sister in a fight at the beach with another girl. And when did it become “hate and bigotry” to enforce statutory rape laws?)

These girls are teenagers in high school, who had ONE mutual consenting sexual experience.

(More than one, according to the arrest affidavit.)

My daughter isn’t a criminal, she isn’t a predator. James and Laurie Smith’s daughter has said from day one, she cares about my daughter, she never wanted her parents to do this, she was 100% consenting and it was by her own choice that she was with my daughter. She doesn’t want Kate to be punished at all, and feels like they did nothing wrong.

(And really, shouldn’t we defer to the judgment of a 14-year-old?)

Unfortunately by the letter of the law, this girl has NO voice. Her parents can play the “victims” and ruin my daughters life. We have written letters through our attorneys trying to appeal to these people as parents, talk through it and come to some agreement or understanding but James and Laurie Smith refuse. These people’s delusional stand, their hate and bigotry is tearing our daughter apart.

(How many times does she need to name-check the other girl’s parents and repeat this accusation of “hate and bigotry”?)

Kate is having night terrors, she is in depression, its horrible to watch. Kate was the happiest child, always smiling, always happy and uplifting and now she has to push through the tears to get through every day.

(Kaitlyn Ashley Hunt — Booking #2013-00000708 — was “always smiling, always happy and uplifting” as long as she was at liberty to finger 14-year-olds in the school restroom without anybody bothering to call the cops. Bigots! Haters!)

I need the communities help. I need people to stand and fight with me for my daughters life. Should the girls have made better choices, YES. I agree, but is this criminal, no. Does my daughter deserve to lose her life for 15 years, or 3 years, or to have no life, because of one choice she made in high school, absolutely not!! The state attorney, Brian Workman needs to use taxpayers money to prosecute REAL criminals, not a high school student who has never been in trouble a day in her young life, all because she had a mutual consenting relationship with someone who has bigoted parents.

(Again, it’s the “bigoted parents” who are the problem, you see.)

I had bracelets made that say STOP THE HATE, FREE KATE. I want everyone in Indian River county to wear one in support of my daughter. I need people to come forward and show the state that this is totally ridiculous and wrong. I will fight till im dead for my children. Kate is such a beautiful person this is just so incredible wrong. This is a mothers nightmare. No one could possibly fully understand how painful this is, we feel powerless. The letter of the law, vs. reality in this situation is horrifying. I cant lose my child, I just cant. We as a community cant allow this to happen.

(“We as a community” must defend the right to underage toilet sex!)

We have until next Friday to either agree with an outrageous plea offer, or start trial. The state offered a plea of two years house arrest and one year probation. Kate wont be able to get a job, start her life, ever leave the house for an entire two years, then another year on probation. That is absolutely ludicrous. We need justice in this situation, not to feed into these parents hates and insanity. Will you help support Kate? Will you write a letter to the state attorney, will you come sit in the court room and show your support, will you wear Kate’s bracelet in support of her? Will you pray, will you speak your mind to these other parents in regards to their actions? Will you help our family?

Translation: Help the Hunt family get revenge on Jim and Laurie Smith.

If you lived in Indian River County, wouldn’t you instead demand that the state’s attorney launch an immediate investigation of Kaitlyn’s family as pathologically dysfunctional?

Having read through this demented woman’s tangled mess of a narrative, I am shocked that anyone could have been persuaded by it. And even if someone were naive enough to have been persuaded at first — some idiots believe everything they read on the Internet — shouldn’t they have been outraged when they learned the actual facts of the case, when the arrest affidavit was made public?

People have accused me of hostility to Kaitlyn Hunt, of fighting to have her sent to prison, but that’s not my point at all. Instead, I’m angry at all the idiots who let themselves be played for suckers in turning this case into a civil-rights crusade, based on the say-so of this girl’s horribly irresponsible and dishonest parents. What decent, honest or intelligent person could support such a cheap hustle as this?

Everyone who has been bamboozled by these liars should be ashamed.



UPDATE: The latest news about the case:

The lawyers for Kaitlyn Hunt have now hired a public relations firm to handle all of the media surrounding the case.
Attorney Julia Graves, based in downtown Vero Beach, is defending Kaitlyn.
CBS 12 News has learned that she is now contracting with a Jupiter-based public relations company called the Bella Group.

This is what lawyers do when, rather than seeking justice in the court room, they intend to try the case in the media. And anyone in the media cooperating with that agenda should be ashamed, too.



160 Responses to “Can You Count All the Rationalizations and Lies Offered by Kaitlyn Hunt’s Mom?”

  1. Be fair people
    May 30th, 2013 @ 6:43 pm

    Furthermore in the conversation the police taped as evidence of the relationship between the girls the older girl stated she just wanted to know where she stood in the relationship. That if the younger girl was done that was fine but in that phone call as teenagers do they each professed their love to one another. This is not a prison yard power struggle. These are two teenagers in high school and i think it would be very naive of us to believe that teenagers stop having sex with their younger classmates the day they turn 18.

  2. Mm
    May 30th, 2013 @ 6:43 pm

    Charged with WHAT? There is no law that penalizes minors for having sex
    with adults. Why? Because they are legally incapable of consent.
    That is why they can’t sign contracts. Children get charged as adults
    in cases where the law – the written law, the one on the books, not just
    one that you wish existed – allows for it. Bottom line, so-called “consent” or not, is that a vulnerable 14 year old girl was raped. Yes, raped. Normal 18 year old high school seniors do not prey on freshman in school bathrooms. The fact that they are both in high school is a red herring and irrelevant. After all, priests who molested 14 year old boys went to the same church. Under your analysis, many of those boys “consented.” I, however, agree with the law – they were raped.

  3. KCS
    May 30th, 2013 @ 6:46 pm

    14 year olds CAN’T consent to sex. The law is not on your side. Too bad.

  4. Mm
    May 30th, 2013 @ 6:52 pm

    “Hot check” = fraud. Under the law, a fraud or embezzlement conviction or action (in this case, no contest) is always relevant as to the credibility of a witness. If he takes the stand to testify as to facts, a good prosecutor will bring this up. A good prosecutor should bring this up.

  5. RS
    May 30th, 2013 @ 6:56 pm

    If the Hunt parents have their own legal counsel, it is not apparent. While their daughter may invoke her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination, her parents may be called to testify about Kaitlyn’s statements to them, as well as what they know about the “relationship.” There is no “parent-child privilege” akin to doctor-patient privilege to shield them. Any decent prosecutor could make quite a bit of hay with what they’ve published already, and they don’t seem to be inclined to shut up any time soon.

  6. Lets be fair people
    May 30th, 2013 @ 6:59 pm

    Im arguing lets be fair. You charge one you charge both. Legal scales do exist. Thats why the romeo Juliet clause exists. Im saying charging a teenager as a sexual offender in a consenting relationship is ridiculous. It completely stretches the spirit of the law. If we as a people deem that it should be illegal for teenagers to have sex then our laws should reflect that. But i dont think a 19 year old should go to jail for 15 years for having consensual sex with a 16 year. Or an 18 year old with a 14 year old. I dont like it. I dont think it should happen. I dont see why teenagers are in such a rush to be adults and do adult things but in this case and in many others i dont think its fair one person gets in trouble

  7. RS
    May 30th, 2013 @ 7:05 pm

    “These people never came to us as parents, never tried to speak to us, didn’t try to get the school involved to speak to us and tell us they had a problem with the girls dating, not one single word.”

    Why would the 14 year old’s parents come to you. Your daughter is an adult, outside your control as a matter of law. Further, in many jurisdictions, the victim’s parents would face legal jeapardy if they did not go to law enforcement. Failing to protect one’s child from physical or sexual abuse can cause parents to be charged with neglect and lead to losing custody of their children in numerous if not all jurisdictions.
    As said above, a good prosecutor would have a field day with these people.

  8. trangbang68
    May 30th, 2013 @ 7:07 pm

    I was so moved by Mrs. Hunt’s plea that I had some some tee-shirts made up. They say “Send Kate down the Pike/ Off to Jail for the Little Dyke

  9. Lets be fair people
    May 30th, 2013 @ 7:09 pm

    Maybe there should be a law that charges minors for having sex. Minors are legally capable of being emancipated. The law is not just what is written down in the books it is also interpretation of events thats why we have judges and juries. If kaitlyn hunt ever gave the other girl a present would could interpret that as child prostitution and trafficking and there is a law in the books that would charge a child for selling herself. Based on your assessment that child is just as much a prostitute as the 18 year old is a rapist.

  10. trangbang68
    May 30th, 2013 @ 7:14 pm

    Dang homeboy, getting a bad reaction to your HIV cocktail?

  11. Mm
    May 30th, 2013 @ 7:15 pm

    No there aren’t because children are not capable of consent. Those in sex industries are treated as victims of human trafficking. I used to train people in spotting human trafficking, so I kinda know what I am talking about.

  12. Rob Mil
    May 30th, 2013 @ 7:18 pm

    So, we put morality aside, we put the law aside, we put common sense aside. Let’s say we make these 3 unwise choices. We forget there are consequences to our choices. Let’s do all this and just say she was a senior dating a freshman. That a…lone, I am sure, raised quite a few eyebrows. I remember a couple seniors in high school that dated freshman. It did NOT go unnoticed by the ENTIRE student body and was certainly frowned upon. And even in the dark ages of the 70’s we KNEW it was statutory rape. The girls were WAY too young, WAY too impressionable, and proper parenting was obviously ABSENT.

  13. benny the fixer
    May 30th, 2013 @ 7:24 pm

    I thought it was his daughter that committed the crime.

  14. RS
    May 30th, 2013 @ 7:28 pm

    Again, I ask you. Is there any age which is off-limits in your mind, some adolescent “consent” notwithstanding? If so, why do you draw the line where you do? The reason for “bright line” laws, is that everyone knows the rules. Anything else-any appeals to special circumstances or a subjective case-by-case determination, leads to no laws whatsoever.
    And that’s precisely what predators want, by the way.

  15. Mm
    May 30th, 2013 @ 7:32 pm

    If he testifies, his credibility is fair game. Rule of Evidence govern.

  16. Jay McHue
    May 30th, 2013 @ 7:54 pm

    “Saint Kate of the Blessed Finger”

    ROFLMAO!!! Classic! Right along side Rachel Corrie, the “Patron Saint of Pancakes.”

  17. Jay McHue
    May 30th, 2013 @ 7:57 pm

    I applaud your intentions, but don’t bother. Internet petitions are worthless. Hunt’s petition could have a billion signatures from around the world and it wouldn’t amount to a hill of beans.

  18. Jay McHue
    May 30th, 2013 @ 7:57 pm

    Specifically, to a cute, young, lesbian hottie.

  19. Jay McHue
    May 30th, 2013 @ 8:00 pm

    The 14-year-old was victimized. You are taking the classic tack of all rapists and their apologists by blaming the victim.

  20. Jay McHue
    May 30th, 2013 @ 8:06 pm

    STOP BLAMING THE VICTIM! Should we blame Jerry Sandusky’s victims or the victims of abuse within the Boy Scouts?

  21. robertstacymccain
    May 30th, 2013 @ 8:07 pm

    So, we put morality aside, we put the law aside, we put common sense aside. Let’s say we make these 3 unwise choices. …

    In other words: VOTE DEMOCRAT!

  22. robertstacymccain
    May 30th, 2013 @ 8:09 pm

    “Send Kate down the Pike/ Off to Jail for the Little Dyke

    A very AOSHQ Moron-style idea.

  23. Bob Belvedere
    May 30th, 2013 @ 8:11 pm

    Did Saint Kate call her prey on an ObamaPhone(tm)???

  24. Jay McHue
    May 30th, 2013 @ 8:15 pm

    Of course she did. Rapists and their apologists always blame their victims. It never works, of course, but none of them are bright enough to realize that.

  25. BobBelvedere
    May 30th, 2013 @ 8:20 pm

    RT @smitty_one_each: TOM Can You Count All the Rationalizations and Lies Offered by Kaitlyn Hunt’s Mom? #TCOT

  26. RS
    May 30th, 2013 @ 8:22 pm

    Minors are only deemed emancipated after a lawsuit before a probate judge, where the minor proves, inter alia, that he cannot support himself, a possiblity which exists only with 17 year olds. Courts do not emancipate minors so that they can go off and be with boyfriends or girlfriends.
    As for the rest of your comment, you seem incapable of understanding that young adolescents are not the same as adults. There is a reason we don’t let them drive cars or enter into contracts. Simply put, they don’t know what the hell they’re doing.
    And for the third time, I ask you: Is there any age line which should be drawn on sexual behavior with adults? If so, where and why? Your argument about “interpretation of events” is a predator’s dream.

  27. Rob Mil
    May 30th, 2013 @ 8:24 pm

    Uh, no thanks……….

  28. Jay McHue
    May 30th, 2013 @ 8:26 pm

    No, the law is not wrong. The law is in place to protect vulnerable minors from sexual exploitation such as this.

  29. trangbang68
    May 30th, 2013 @ 8:34 pm

    What’s AOSHQ ?

  30. Torqued
    May 30th, 2013 @ 8:34 pm

    Not. Try retarded frog on uppers.

  31. RS
    May 30th, 2013 @ 8:41 pm

    Make that “can support himself.”

  32. Rob Mil
    May 30th, 2013 @ 8:47 pm

    My 16 year old asked about dating this person. Never been interested in dating before, but I said sure. I said set up a meeting with her parents so we all know each other. Didn’t happen. My question was, “what does this tell you about the person you wanted to date?”. Huge life lesson right there.
    That’s the difference between parenting and permissiveness. Letting them see with their own eyes but with guidance.

  33. Mm
    May 30th, 2013 @ 8:49 pm

    Ace of Spades HQ.

  34. Danby
    May 30th, 2013 @ 8:56 pm

    Back when I was Kate’s age we young men had a saying. “16 will get you 5, 15 will get you 10 and 14 will get you 20”

    We knew the law and everyone I knew was pretty scrupulous about it.

    Also has anyone else noticed that Kelly up there can’t seem to distinguish between “dating” and “screwing”?

    Finally user “letsbefair” is an idiot. straight-up no chaser, and “you people are sick” is a sick, hateful bigot. He didn’t notice that his particular pet demon was not the topic of conversation.

  35. robertstacymccain
    May 30th, 2013 @ 9:13 pm

    Many times, I have felt that the law against driving 81 mph in a 55 mph zone was unreasonable. These feelings are usual strongest after I see the blue lights in my rear-view mirror.


  36. Natalie Nicole Johnson
    May 30th, 2013 @ 9:29 pm

    So in short…help my daughter continue her perverted sex with under age teens. Ugh…

  37. New Defense by #FreeKate Defender: ‘But It Would Be Perfectly Legal in Canada!’ : The Other McCain
    May 30th, 2013 @ 9:32 pm

    […] S.J. Reidhead voiced her own dark suspicions, and it doesn’t matter whether you share those particular suspicions or not. My point is that there is something distinctly weird in this story — something that doesn’t quite add up, some element of implausibility — which should have been obvious to any reasonably intelligent person the moment they encountered Kelley Hunt Smith’s account of this case. […]

  38. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    May 30th, 2013 @ 9:41 pm

    When you are convicted of a crime of honesty, your testimony is suspect and it can be used to impeach.

    It is relevant here to say: Dad was dishonest in the past and is dishonest now.

  39. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    May 30th, 2013 @ 9:43 pm

    What scum, the parents of the 14 year old went to the 18 year old and she ignored them. Oh well, now she may be held accountable.

  40. Assur
    May 30th, 2013 @ 10:01 pm

    No no didn’t you know! They call her the Rosa Parks of this generation now! Shortly we’ll find out she is 1/8th black and untouchable! Apparently this has nothing to do with an adult (18) diddling an impressionable minor (14) anymore.

  41. Pablo
    May 30th, 2013 @ 10:02 pm

    “What about the 14 year old? I suppose she should take no responsibility for any of this?”

    Right, because she’s the victim and is legally unable to consent. Because she’s 14.

    Tell your story to the Florida legislature. Sell them on the righteousness of adult toilet sex with 14 year olds. Don’t waste your time here. Go.

    Consider yourself on a mission from Gaia.

  42. Assur
    May 30th, 2013 @ 10:02 pm

    The media battle is going to backfire. This is worse punishment than any sexual predator listing will ever be. Everyone knows her name now.

  43. Pablo
    May 30th, 2013 @ 10:12 pm

    Yes, and Seniors and Freshmen are NOT peers. No one who has ever been in High School believes that.

  44. jlee
    May 30th, 2013 @ 10:16 pm

    According to the mothers writings the police are not involved. The hateful and bigoted parents arrested their
    daughter and will be the judge and jury. The mother must be off her rocker if she thinks her stupid facebook posts
    will help her daughter in court.

  45. Natalie Nicole Johnson
    May 30th, 2013 @ 10:27 pm

    I can’t tell you how many times LGBTs try to have me sympathize with them because I am Black. I wouldn’t sympathize with sexual indecency even if I could.

  46. Melody Warbington
    May 30th, 2013 @ 10:41 pm

    Wonder what Kaitlyn’s mom would have done if she brought home a 14 year old boy. Either way, Kate was the predator and deserves to suffer the consequences. I’d charge her parents if I could.

  47. Sebastain_Resident
    May 30th, 2013 @ 11:18 pm

    I live in this town, attended that school years ago and know the Hunt family. I have been saying this exact same thing allllll along and get bashed quite often. Everyone claims I’m a bigot too blah blah blah. Nope. My problem isn’t with her being gay (which seems to be the issue with the hunts as they are the ONLY ones who claim that’s what this is about) my problem is and has always been that they made such assumptions and accusations based on NO actual proof. The law is the law-gay straight whatever. And I’ve been SOOOO annoyed with how easily people have been ‘conned’ into supporting this. It’s so ridiculous. I told ppl LONG ago that she was 18 befor they started dating. U could even go to her arrest page and see her bday. But they only wanted to believe the media (which was also lately duped and OBVIOUSLY didn’t do ANY research). Now everyone is ‘ohhhhhh ok. U were right’ DUH. I’m so sick of the media attention this is getting. And if the media would actually talk to ppl who KNOW her and went to school with her, they would hear she’s not as innocent and sweet as her mom claims. The whole school almost hates her now for ruining graduation and senior year for many. So sad they all have to suffer. And sad for the Smiths who had to deal with so much bashing over protecting their daughter and being concerned for their child-you know, being caring parents.

  48. Hiroshima for #FreeKate? Younger Sister Praises Her Mother as ‘F–king Badass’ : The Other McCain
    May 30th, 2013 @ 11:40 pm

    […] Kelley Hunt Smith has praised her daughter, accused sex offender Kaitlyn Hunt, as “wonderful . . . respected and well liked . . . the model student and child.” Similarly, Kaitlyn’s attorney told reporters that the 18-year-old is “a model citizen.” This depiction of Kaitlyn was contradicted by a fellow Sebastian High student who posted a video in which Kaitlyn can be heard inciting her younger sister in a fight with another girl: “Beat her f–king ass, Emily! Beat her ass! Get that bitch!” […]

  49. Michael P
    May 31st, 2013 @ 12:39 am

    According to “lets be fair” the children who were molested by the priests or other child molesters should be charged with a crime since they didn’t protest at the time they were molested.

  50. James Russel
    May 31st, 2013 @ 1:27 am

    glad that you have a straight head on your shoulders (no pun intended)… i personally am disgusted by this case because of the dishonest agenda that tries to make it look like it isn’t what it really is… a child molester being charged for child molestation