Life is full of surprises, this is not one of them
State Attorney of the 19th Judicial Circuit Bruce Colton today took away the plea agreement after they uncovered that Hunt allegedly gave the underage girl an iPod touch for the two to secretly communicate and meet up for dates and sex over the last 6 months.
This revocation of the plea deal means if the case goes to trial, Hunt now faces the maximum penalty, plus possible additional charges added with the new evidence.
I’m sure there are some who are shocked SHOCKED that after a mere 20,000 violations of the no contact order and the sending of a porn video to her alleged victim that the court might decide to revoke the “no jail no sex offender list” deal.
And if you’re one of the few people who are in fact shocked by that you might also be shocked by this news…
Sheriff’s spokesperson Thom Raulen added, “Tonight at approximately 9pm, Kate Hunt was brought into the county jail by a representative from the bail/bond company which had posted her bond. This was not a result of judicial action but rather done at the discretion of the bail/bond agent. (emphasis mine)
…you should not be. While the 300,000 who signed the free Kate petition or the folks who marched her in the NYC Gay Pride parade or who kicked in a ten spot to her legal defense fund might be upset by these developments, they have no skin in the game other than what they have already given.
The bail bondsman has actual cash on the line, and in the land of real life as opposed to the land of paranoid leftist activism, Kate Hunt is a bad risk.
Good luck finding someone else to go your bail after you violate terms of pretrial release this flagrantly.
says Robert Stacy McCain as he said in another piece before this development:
Once you knew the facts, you recognized that the “Free Kate” argument was constructed entirely of rationalizations and evasions — minimizing, justifying, blame-shifting
Which is likely why the cause célèbre has been light on the célèbre side since May and why Katie Hunt is now sitting in a Florida jail. And the news that she will be staying there for a while….:
Bond was revoked after Judge Robert Pegg described evidence of Kaitlyn Hunt’s violation of her pretrial release as “overwhelming.” An arraignment date was set for the new charges of transmitting “material harmful to minors,” and Hunt was escorted out of the courtroom and back to the Indian River County Jail.
…is no surprise at all to those paying attention. I’ll tell you one thing, I won’t be surprised to find out she there alone for long
Court documents show prosecutors have evidence that not only did Kate Hunt violate a court order to avoid her underage girlfriend, but her mom also pressured the alleged victim to tamper with evidence.
“Delete EVERYTHING … PLEASE delete everything..make sure NO ONE finds out you have spoken to Kate at all,” prosecutors say mom Kelley Hunt wrote to the victim.
I wonder if she will be as fast to denounce her plea deal as she was with her daughter’s that is if she is offered one?
Somehow I think not.