Kate Hunt, the 19-year-old facing felony charges for the alleged sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl when she was 18, has had her plea deal revoked after violating its terms. As reported by CBS-12, prosecutors allege that the Sebastian, Florida woman gave the teen an iPod Touch so that they could continue to communicate. The plea deal strictly and directly forbids this. Between this past Friday and the day of her arrest, Hunt has exchanged 20,000 texts and messages with the victim, including nude photos and videos of her committing sexual acts.
"Text messages and communications were taking place between Kate Hunt and the child victim," said Thom Raulen with the Indian River County Sheriff's Office to NBC-12.
The defendant's mother also told her daughter to "delete EVERYTHING," encouraging her to destroy evidence. There is no word on whether Hunt followed through with it or if her mother will face charges for attempting to disrupt an investigation.
It is also alleged that another message from Hunt to the child victim reads, "keep the (explicative) quiet."
The plea deal would have allowed Hunt to avoid serving jail time and would prevent her from being put on the sex offenders' register, according to the Daily Mail.
In May, Hunt was offered her first plea deal, which would result in her being charged with child abuse, two years of house arrest and one year of probation. It would also have her labelled as a sex offender, according to WPTV.
A change.org petition in support of Hunt has been created, currently sitting with more than 319,000 signatures.