US teenager Kaitlyn Hunt, who faced jail time for being in a relationship with a minor girl, has been re-arrested following claims she continued to have sex with her.
Earlier this year, the then 18-year-old Hunt was charged with the sexual abuse of a child after she had an intimate relationship with a 15-year-old girl at the Sebastian River High School in Florida.
The consensual relationship began when Hunt was also a minor. She was only charged when she turned 18.
Hunt’s parents have claimed that the younger girl’s family laid the charges against her because it was a lesbian relationship.
The case drew the support of LGBT people around the world who felt that the law had been used to unfairly target a normal teenage romance.
Hunt was released on bail on the condition that she did not have any contact with her girlfriend.
On Monday, the now 19-year-old was re-arrested for allegedly communicating with the younger girl, including continuing to have an intimate relationship with her.
It’s been claimed that she send thousands of text messages to the girl, including explicit images of herself, and that they had secret meetings.
It’s also alleged that Hunt’s mother was aware of the communication and tried to cover her daughter’s tracks.
A plea deal to lesser charges that was offered to the teenager earlier this month has now been withdrawn as a result of the arrest.
Hunt now faces the possibility of more criminal charges and could spend 15 years in jail if convicted.