Couple Could Get 15 Years for Sex on the Beach

Witnesses said even a 3-year-old girl saw them
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 6, 2015 8:24 AM CDT

Sex on the beach might sound fun, but we do not recommend it after this: Jose Caballero, 40, and Elissa Alvarez, 20, were found guilty Monday of copulating on Florida's Bradenton Beach, and now they face up to 15 years behind bars. Video caught the couple's "lewd and lascivious behavior" last year, and witnesses testified the in-broad-daylight act was seen by a 3-year-old girl, the Bradenton Herald reports.

State attorneys plan to pursue prison time and a tougher sentence (possibly the maximum sentence) for Caballero, who has a prior record, and jail time for Alvarez. They also must register as sex offenders. The defense argued, unsuccessfully, that Alvarez was simply "dancing" atop Caballero to wake him up, since neither genitals nor penetration can be seen in the video. (More weird crimes stories.)

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