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Kaitlyn Hunt Update: Fla. girl charged over same-sex underage relationship violated court orders, prosecutors allege

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(CBS) SEBASTIAN, Fla. - Kaitlyn Hunt, the Florida teen charged over a same-sex relationship with an underage classmate, is accused of contacting the alleged victim in her case even after a judge ordered her not to, the Orlando-Sentinel reports.

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Prosecutors say Hunt, 19, contacted the girl almost daily since March 1, a violation that could put her back in jail, according to the paper.

Court documents filed Thursday reportedly allege Hunt and the girl had contact through nearly 20,000 text messages and Facebook.

"The state is in possession of over 25 lewd and lascivious photographs the defendant sent the child victim," the court motion says, according to the paper.

According to NBC affiliate WPTV, the state attorney's office says Hunt sent sexually explicit photos, a video and the two even continued to secretly meet.

"The court can basically hold Kaitlyn in pre-trial detention. Basically in jail until this case gets resolved," Michelle Suskauer, a legal analyst, told WPTV.

The station reports investigators also say Hunt's mother texted the alleged victim and urged her to delete "everything" so no one would find out the girl and Hunt had spoken.

A hearing to address the alleged court order violation has reportedly not been scheduled.

Prosecutors have offered Hunt a plea deal which would sentence her to 3 years probation and give her a clean record. She would not be allowed to contact the alleged victim and would have to complete 150 hours of community service, among other conditions. The plea deal is still on the table, WPTV reports, and does not have an expiration date.

Hunt was expelled from her high school in Sebastian, Fla. and was arrested and charged in February with two counts of lewd and lascivious battery of a child 12 to 16 years of age as a result of her relationship with a 14-year-old girl.

If she is found guilty of the second-degree felony charges, she could face up to 15 years in prison and could be required to register as a sex offender. She is scheduled to go on trial in the fall.

Hunt played on the basketball team with her younger girlfriend and shared the same circle of friends, Hunt's mother, Kelley Hunt Smith, has said. The two had a consenting relationship that began soon after Kaitlyn Hunt turned 18, and Hunt Smith said she assumed the younger girl's parents knew that.

Kaitlyn's father has publicly claimed that the girlfriend's parents went to police because they blamed Kaitlyn for their child's homosexuality.

Since Kaitlyn's arrest, the case has garnered national attention for what some say is a gay rights issue. Gay rights advocates, such as the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida, argue that older high schoolers dating their younger counterparts is an innocuous, everyday occurrence that is not prosecuted - regardless of sexual orientation - and not a crime on par with predatory sex offenses.

However, Florida state law says that anyone under the age of 16, male or female, cannot legally consent to sexual activity.

Complete coverage of the Kaitlyn Hunt case on Crimesider

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