Woman Convicted of Sex on Beach Sentenced to Time Served

Elissa Alvarez, Jose Caballero
Posted at 10:27 PM, May 28, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-29 05:34:10-04

BRADENTON, FL. (WTXL) - A woman who was convicted of having sex on a Florida beach will not spend any more time in jail.

On Wednesday, a Bradenton judge sentenced 20-year-old Elissa Alvarez to time served. She and 40-year-old Jose Caballero were found guilty May 4 of lewd and lascivious exhibition for having sex in public, including in front of a 3-year-old child. Alvarez accepted the stat-recommended sentence during a hearing scheduled to discuss setting a sentencing date. Defense attorney Greg Hagopian said she is embarrassed by the incident.

Alvarez, who's been in custody since May 4, was released Wednesday evening. Because she doesn't have a criminal record, her conviction was withheld. She still must register as a sex offender unless she appeals.