SEBASTIAN, FL (WFLX) - A Treasure Coast teenager has 24 hours to decide whether to accept a deal from the state attorneys' office for a relationship she had with a 14-year-old girl.
A rally is set for 6 p.m., and we're told Kaitlyn and her family will be at Thursday night's rally.
Kaitlyn's mother tells us if Kaitlyn decides to take the deal, or a new deal is offered, she'll be in court Friday morning.
Kaitlyn was arrested back in February and charged with leud and lascivious behavior. If the 18 year old decides to accept the deal, she would old would be labeled a child abuser but not a registered sex offender.
Her family and attorney is asking not for the charges to be dropped, but to be reduced from felonies. However the state attorney insists that won't happen -- stressing the 18 year old broke the law. "This case was being put out there in the public eye as a young lady being persecuted because she's gay, and that has nothing to do with it. The law makes no distinction. That had nothing to do with the law enforcement investigation, it had nothing to do with our decision to prosecute," said State Attorney Bruce Colton with the 19th Judicial Court.
If Kaitlyn chooses to allow the case to go to trial, she could go to prison if she's convicted.