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Attorney for gay Florida teen wants judge to step down

12:33 PM, Jun 18, 2013   |    comments
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VERO BEACH, Fla. -- The attorney for an 18-year-old Florida girl who was charged with a felony for having sexual contact with her underage, 14-year-old girlfriend, is asking the judge to remove himself from the case.

Kaitlyn Hunt was charged with lewd and lascivious battery on a child in February. Her family says police and the younger girl's parents secretly recorded a phone conversation in which the girls discussed kissing in the school bathroom.

Circuit Judge Robert Pegg recently set a trial date for September. Attorney Julia Graves filed a motion Monday alleging the case is being singled out because a trial was set before more than 200 other criminal cases and the date is premature.

Gay rights advocates to say Hunt is being unfairly targeted for a common romance because she's gay.

Associated Press

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