Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Consenting Adult Florida Couple Have to Register as Sex Offenders

I understand it was a public beach, and they went farther than they should have.  But come on, a sex offenders list? And they could have gotten 15 years in prison. I guess my main point of contention on this is that the sex offenders list is getting watered down and will soon be pointless.

WESH Orlando reported:
  • A couple accused of having sex on a public beach in front of families has been found guilty by a jury. It took the Manatee County jury about 15 minutes on Monday to find Elissa Alvarez, 20, and Jose Caballero, 40, guilty of lewd and lascivious exhibition. Video played in the courtroom showed Alvarez moving on top of Caballero in a sexual manner in broad daylight. Witnesses testified that a 3-year-old girl saw them. Both Caballero and Alvarez will now have to register as sex offenders. The convictions carry a maximum prison sentence of 15 years.