The Kate Hunt saga

freekateThe deadline came Friday and Kate Hunt, the Florida 18 year-old accused  of “lewd and lascivious battery on a child 12 to 16 years-old,” rejected a plea deal offer by the state’s attorney, meaning the case goes to trial June 20.

The deal would have meant two years of house arrest, one year of probation and a conviction of child abuse (rather than be required to register as a sex offender for life). It would have, in effect, kept Hunt from going to college and likely ended any chance she could ever have a career involving minors, including her choice of nursing. In other words: Hunt would have been stigmatized for life.

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