VERO BEACH, Fla. - A teen accused of having sex with her underage girlfriend when she was 18 years old will remain in jail until her trial.
A judge ordered now 19-year-old Kaitlyn Hunt to be held without bond during a hearing Tuesday. Hunt was booked into the Indian River County Jail Monday night, facing a new charge of transmitting material by electronic equipment harmful to a minor. She was already charged with two counts of lewd and lascivious battery on a child.
Authorities say Hunt had sex with her then-14-year-old girlfriend last year. Hunt argues the sex was consensual.
Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers reports that the state attorney's office pulled a plea offer Monday following allegations Hunt violated her pretrial conditions and contacted the girl identified as the victim in the case. Prosecutors say Hunt exchanged thousands of texts with the girl and sent her nude photos.
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