The parents of a Florida teen told CNN on Friday they had no choice but to contact police about their daughter’s lesbian relationship with an older girl.
Kaitlyn Hunt, 18, was arrested in February on two counts of lewd or lascivious battery on child — a statutory rape charge — because of her lesbian relationship with a freshman classmate, who was 14 years old. The alleged victim’s parents say Hunt knew the relationship was inappropriate, but refused to break it off.
“We had actually told Miss Hunt that this was wrong,” the alleged victim’s mother told CNN.
“We had no alternative but to turn to the law and use it as basically a last resort,” the alleged victim’s father added.
Kaitlyn’s parents have blamed the arrest of their daughter on the alleged victim’s “bigoted” parents.
“We would not be here if the parents were not bigoted. To take it criminally I feel like they’re using the age law to pursue their agenda,” Kelly Hunt Smith told CNN.
But the alleged victim’s parents denied their actions were motivated by animus towards gay and lesbian relationships.
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