Gay Florida Teen charged with having sex with 14-year old girl

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Gay Florida Teen charged with having sex with 14-year old girl
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Tue, 05-28-2013 - 8:40am

An 18-year old Florida woman has been arrested and charge with having sex with an underage 14-year old girl. The case has received national attention because it involves a same-sex relationship. According to CNN "The case has been a lightning rod for controversy after Hunt's family went public on Facebook, describing their daughter's case and essentially accusing the victim's family of going after their daughter because she is gay.

The victim's family said that isn't true; they are only trying to protect their 14-year-old." read more

What  do you think?

Karla
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If I were those parents, it would have not a thing to do with sexual orientation of the 18 yr old. They have to step in and protect their 14 yr old.
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I have mixed feelings about this case. I do think that there are some prejudices involved, and am curious if there parents would have called the police if it was a guy their daughter was with. On the other hand, I don't think any 18 year old needs to be in a relationship with someone that young, they are just too vulnerable. I would like to say that the 14 year old needs to should some of the blame, but it's hard to do when they are only 14. Some 14 year olds though, are more mature than others older than them. With the limited details in the article, so hard to say. The 18 year old should have backed off when the parents asked her to, so she needs to take responsibility. What I don't like is how a teen can be found guilty of being a predator when they have consensual sex with someone underage. I think our laws need to change on that matter, they at least need to take a look at all the circumstances. Every case is different.

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If it were an 18 year old man with a 14 year old girl (or boy), no one would be questioning this. He would be arrested no 'ifs, ands, or buts'. The age of consent in Florida is 18.

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Registered: 04-11-2012

I agree with Ginny, if this were a guy involved there would be no questions asked. As is, the 18 year old young woman broke the law.  I think she and her family are trying to use her homesexuality to get her out of her trouble.