US: Anonymous hackers target Florida State Attorney over charges against lesbian teenager

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US hackers collective Anonymous, has set its sights on Florida’s State Attorney, over felony charges brought against an 18-year-old lesbian, for having a relationship with a girl four years younger than her.

Kaitlyn Hunt faces felony charges after the mother of her girlfriend, aged 14, notified police of the relationship as soon as she turned 18.

She has been charged with two counts of lewd and lascivious battery of a child 12 to 16 years of age and has been expelled from Sebastian River High School, in the town of Sebastian, Florida.

Today she rejected a plea deal, which would have put her under house arrest for two years, and labelled her a sex offender.

In a letter sent by the hackers collective, they threatened to raise a petition of 200,000 signatures, and threatens Brian Workman with “thousands”, who may urge him to step down.

The letter accuses the state of “losing perspective”, and calls Ms Hunt a “bright young girl”, and notes the consensual nature of her relationship.

The full statement from Anonymous is available to read below.

This letter is addressed to the Indian River County State Attorney’s Office:

You are currently pursuing 2 felony charges against an 18-year-old girl by the name of Kaitlyn Hunt… She was a student at Sebastian River High School before they expelled her…

While in the course of performing your duties we feel that you’ve lost perspective. Tsk, tsk. The truth is, Kaitlyn Hunt is a bright young girl who was involved in a consensual, same-sex relationship while both she and her partner were minors. She has a big future ahead of her and there are people, thousands of people in fact, that have no intention of allowing you to ruin it with your rotten selective enforcement…

We hope you’ll keep all of this in mind because the next petition [for resignation] we put 200,000 signatures on will have your name on it (maybe you Brian Workman), or your bosses name on it, and we will be calling for a resignation.