Kaitlyn Hunt booked into Indian River County Jail

Hunt is due in court Tuesday, accused of violating

VERO BEACH, Fla. - Kaitlyn Hunt was booked into the Indian River County Jail Monday evening, said Sgt.Thomas Raulen, spokesman for Indian River County Sheriff's Office. A representative from the bail/bond company that posted her bail brought her to the jail around 9 p.m., Raulen said.

Raulen emphasized that her incarceration was not a result of judicial action but rather done at the discretion of the bail/bond agent.

On Tuesday, an Indian River County judge could decide to keep Hunt behind bars for allegedly violating terms of pretrial release. The development may be causing a shift in support in Hunt's small hometown. 

"A kid just turned an adult, just barely turned an adult with another kid," said Sebastian resident Dale Wilson. That is just one of the many opinions surfacing in the quiet community. Hunt is charged with having sex with a 14 year old female schoolmate when Hunt was 18 years old.

"It got too out of hand for it," said one fellow student who did not want to be identified. "That's why everyone kind of backed out of it. It just got way too out of hand than we thought it was going to be," he said.

As some people in the Sebastian area wish to talk about the case less, Hunt's legal troubles are garnering more attention states away. A Boston-based lawyer recently signed on to consult with Hunt's defense team. Attorney William Korman says that new allegations that Hunt violated judge's orders not to contact the victim should not sway public opinion. "If people were supporting her then, they should still continue to support her," said Korman. "The fact that there's new allegations doesn't change anything."

On Monday, prosecutors withdrew a plea deal that they were offering Hunt. The plea deal - that would have kept her out of jail - was withdrawn. Prosecutors said that Hun and her mother had been communicating with the victim, telling her to delete the texts so no one would find out.

Hunt faces felony charges and may have to register as a sex offender, if convicted.

 

 

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