The reason for the harsh sentence was mainly that a 3 year old may have seen them. And I am certain that the same 3 year old didn't understand anything and has already forgotten the incident entirely. If you saw someone having sex when you were 3, would you remember? Even if they were super hot? You might argue that, what if the child was underage but old enough to understand what was happening? Well, then they already understand what was happening so who cares.
Worse, nobody could actually claim to have seen genitals or penetration that day on Bradenton Beach and the couple claims they were just grinding and making out.
The whole thing is utterly stupid and yet terrifying. We still view sex as a fundamentally evil act here in North America. Sex is not viewed as natural and normal. It is viewed as a great way to send people to jail and -- in this case -- put them both on the national sex offender list for LIFE. So again, simulating sex (grinding) with no nudity can fuck you for life.
|A couple getting screwed together.|
I want to stress that this is in America and not Iran or Saudi Arabia. America, land of the free. Well, free unless you have sex on a beach. Then your ass is locked up for 15 years. He could be 65 when he is let out. *shakes head*
This is a shame on America shows how utterly screwed up their 'justice system' is. Give them a fine and say, "Please, get a room." Having to go to court and have a judge say that too you would be just as effective at discouraging this behavior.