Fla. Teen Jailed for Same-Sex Relationship With Underage Girlfriend Ready to ‘Move On’


"Do I think I made a mistake dating someone in high school that I went to school with and I played basketball with?" Hunt said. "No, I don't think I made a mistake."

However, in late August, less than a week after her 19th birthday, Hunt was taken to jail again for exchanging 20,000 text messages with her girlfriend –- a direct violation of the judge's orders.

Authorities revealed that Hunt secretly slipped the younger girl an iPod so they could communicate using a texting app. Hunt also sent 25 lewd and nude photos and videos of herself. She later admitted to "20/20" that she probably shouldn't have done that.

"I needed closure. I felt like I had none when it first happened, in February," Hunt said of why she continued to communicate with the victim. "I was forced to stop talking and forced to stop dating. I just got wrapped up again."

The judge revoked Hunt's bond and ordered her back to jail. Ultimately, there would be no trial for Hunt. The plea deal she accepted in October kept her in jail for a total of four months before her release in late December. If she successfully completes her probation, Hunt is eligible to have the record sealed and potentially expunged.

Hunt insisted that she has not had any communication with her former freshman girlfriend since her release, and she now has a new 27-year-old girlfriend.

She says she is studying to be a medical assistant and is also working with her attorney, Julia Graves, to help change Florida law that would make consensual sex between students in the same high school a misdemeanor not a felony.

"I feel like everything happens for a reason. You go through things in life for a reason," Hunt said.

"So, I might not know what the reason is now, but I will one day."

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