I was going to post something about this. There is conflicting info out among all o the articles about when thy started their relationship (some are saying that Kaitlyn Hunt was 17 when they started dating and her girlfriend's parents waited until he turned 18 to press charges). What seems to be consistent, though, is that they were teammates/peers on the sports team who knew each other before Kaitlyn turned 18 and it was consensual. There is a Romeo and Juliet law in FL that may apply.So, is it any less a crime because it's two girls?
The other thing that stands out to me is that two judges ruled that Kaitlyn could finish school and graduate, but her girlfriend's parents appealed to the school board until she was expelled and sent to an alternative high school. That is not the DA just following the law, it is the parents persecuting a teenager.
This does not seem like the imbalance of power that the statutory rape laws are supposed to protect against. Spirit of the law and all that. I have said in the past that I don't think high school boys should be prosecuted for this the day after they turn 18, either.