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Kaitlyn Hunt Update: Fla. teen charged over same-sex relationship with underage classmate back in jail

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(CBS) VERO BEACH, Fla. - Kaitlyn Hunt, the Florida 19-year-old charged over a same-sex relationship with an underage classmate, is back in jail. 

Prosecutors have withdrawn a plea deal offer and are asking that her bond be revoked after they say she violated pre-trial conditions by contacting the alleged victim in the case.

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Authorities say Hunt was booked into the Indian River County Jail Monday night. She remained in jail Tuesday morning.

The state attorney's office pulled its plea offer Monday following allegations Hunt violated her pretrial conditions by contacting the girl identified as the victim in the case. During a Tuesday afternoon hearing, a judge will weigh the prosecution's motion to revoke the Sebastian resident's bond and return her to the county jail on the charges against her -- two counts of lewd and lascivious battery on the classmate, who was 14 at the time of the relationship, reports the Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers.

Hunt was charged in February and posted a $5,000 bail. She was released with a court order not to contact the girl.

Indian River County Sheriff's Sgt. Thomas Raulen told Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers the bond company that posted Hunt's bail brought her to jail. He reportedly emphasized that her arrest was not a result of judicial action but rather done at the discretion of the bail/bond agent.

Prosecutors said last week that Hunt contacted the alleged victim in the case almost daily since March 1, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

According to the paper, court documents say Hunt and the girl had contact through nearly 20,000 text messages and Facebook.

NBC affiliate WPTV reported the state attorney's office says Hunt sent sexually explicit photos and a video and two continued to secretly meet. The station reported Hunt's mother also texted the alleged victim and urged her to delete "everything" so no one would find out the girl and Hunt had spoken.

Prosecutors had offered Hunt a plea deal which would have sentenced her to three years probation and given 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.

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.

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

Hunt was expelled from her high school in Sebastian, Fla. after the charges.

Since Hunt's arrest, the case has garnered national attention for what some say is a gay rights issue. Advocacy groups including 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.

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