Sex on a beach ends in jail time

Cape Breton Post - - NEWS / WORLD -

BRADEN­TON, Fla. — A man con­victed of hav­ing sex on a Florida beach in front of fam­i­lies was sen­tenced to two and a half years in prison on Mon­day. Jose Ca­ballero, 40, and Elissa Alvarez, 21, were con­victed in May of two counts of lewd and las­civ­i­ous be­hav­iour in a case that drew in­ter­na­tional at­ten­tion for the cou­ple’s brazen act. They were video­taped hav­ing sex on a Manatee County beach last sum­mer in broad day­light. 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 de­fence at­tor­ney said Ca­ballero planned to ap­peal his case. Alvarez, who was re­cently sen­tenced to time served, filed an ap­peal in her case in June. The Braden­ton Her­ald re­ports the jury found them guilty af­ter de­lib­er­at­ing only 15 min­utes. The cou­ple had faced 15 years in prison. The As­so­ci­ated Press

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