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Florida Couple who had sex on crowded beach must register as sex offenders, face up to 15 years in prison

May 12, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Florida Couple who had sex on crowded beach must register as sex offenders, face up to 15 years in prison

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A couple in Florida convicted of having sex on a crowded beach could face up 15 years in prison, and both will be forced to register as sex offenders and for their public show of affection. A jury in Manatee County took just 15 minutes to find Elissa Alvarez, 20, and Jose “Benny” Caballero, 40, guilty of lascivious exhibition and lewd behavior.

The guilty verdict followed a 2-day trial, which the prosecution showed the jury a video taken by a grandmother back in July when she visited Cortez Beach in Bradenton, Florida. The footage shows Alvarez on top of Caballero, moving in a sexual manner.

A grandmother took video of the couple's sexual expolits

A grandmother took video of the couple’s sexual expolits, which led to their arrests and eventual convictions

The Prosecutor said several people witnessed the live sex show including a mother and her 4-year-old daughter.┬áThe defense attempted to argue that Alvarez merely danced on top Caballero. The defense attorney’s assessment was mocked by Assistant State Attorney Anthony Da Fonseca during his closing argument.

“She wasn’t dancing, It’s insulting your intelligence to say that she was dancing,” Da Fonseca told the jury.


Jose “Benny” Calballero is cuffed in his speedo for his July incident

Ronald Kurpiers, Caballero’s defense attorney, told The Bradenton Herald because his client has a prior arrest for cocaine-trafficking and since The current felony in this case occurred less than three years after his release from prison, the judge must now have him serve the full 15-year prison sentence.

Da Fonseca is also seeking an unspecified amount of jail time for Alvarez; he told The Miami Herald the horny couple rejected a plea deal, which would have given significant lighter sentences.

“We felt we gave them a reasonable offer, but they turned it down and refused to accept responsibility for the lewd act, Despite the video evidence and all the witnesses.”

The judge has not set a sentencing date.

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