By Snejana Farberov For Dailymail. A man convicted of having sex with his girlfriend on a Florida beach in front of children was sentenced to two and a half years in prison Monday. Jose Caballero, 40, and Elissa Alvarez, 21, were found guilty in May of two counts of lewd and lascivious behavior in a case that drew international attention for the couple's crude act. The amorous pair were videotaped having intercourse on a Manatee County beach last summer in broad daylight. Witnesses testified that a 3-year-old girl saw them.
Jose Caballero sentenced to prison for sex on beach in front of children
Jose Caballero: Florida man sentenced for having sex on the beach
A Florida couple found guilty Monday of having sex on a public beach could face up to 15 years in prison for the crime. Jose Caballero, 40, and Elissa Alvarez, 20, were convicted of two counts each of lewd and lascivious behavior for having sex on Bradenton Beach in Witnesses said the incident was seen by a 3-year-old and other children, the Miami Herald reports. Lewd conduct crimes are prosecuted more severely in Florida if minors are present, and both Caballero and Alvarez will be required to register as sex offenders. Caballero is likely to serve a full year sentence because he was in jail on a felony cocaine trafficking charge within the last three years, Assistant State Attorney Anthony Defonseca told the Miami Herald. Alvarez, who has no prior convictions, is expected to receive a significantly lighter sentence. Contact us at editors time.
Jose Caballero And Elissa Alvarez Must Register As Sex Offenders After Sex On Crowded Beach
A man has been jailed for two and a half years for having sex on a Florida beach in front of families. Jose Caballero, 40, and Elissa Alvarez, 21, were convicted in May of two counts of lewd and lascivious behavior. Witnesses testified that a three-year-old girl saw them. Caballero told jurors that he and Alvarez were not having sex and that witnesses were mistaken. Jurors listened to graphic testimony from witnesses and saw a video of Alvarez moving on top of Caballero in a sexual manner in the middle of the day while others watched.
A Florida couple convicted of having sex on a crowded beach face up to 15 years behind bars and must register as sex offenders and for illicit public sexcapades. A Manatee County jury on Monday deliberated for about 15 minutes, before finding year-old Elissa Alvarez and year-old Jose "Benny" Caballero guilty of lewd and lascivious exhibition. The conviction came following a 2-day trial, during which the prosecution showed the jury a video filmed by a grandmother during a July visit to Cortez Beach in Bradenton.