VERO BEACH, Calif., Oct. 3 (UPI) -- A young Florida woman accused of having sex with a 14-year-old girl accepted a plea deal in which she was sentenced to four months in jail.
Kaitlyn Hunt, 19, pleaded no contest to two counts of misdemeanor battery, misdemeanor contributing to the dependency of a child and two counts of felony interference with child custody, CNN reported Thursday.
Under the terms of the agreement, Hunt, who has been in jail since Aug. 20 for violating a court order not to contact the alleged victim, would be sentenced to four months in jail followed by two years of house arrest and nine months of monitored probation, said prosecutor Brian Workman.
"I believe this is a fair and balanced offer that protects the victim while giving Ms. Hunt the ability to avoid the most severe consequences of her crimes by demonstrating that no further punishment is necessary," Workman said.
Hunt and the alleged victim, whose name wasn't reported, attended the same school, and Hunt says their relationship was consensual.
However, the 14-year-old is too young to consent legally to sex with someone five years older.
Hunt's lawyers allege prosecutors wouldn't have gone after their client if the relationship had been between a boy and a girl, not two girls.