DOCUMENT: Florida, Sex, Crime

Cop: Woman, 22, Battered Live-In Boyfriend, 74

Florida pair "had a physical intimate relationship"

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Elderly Lover Abused

MARCH 13--A 22-year-old woman is jailed on a felony charge after allegedly battering her 74-year-old boyfriend yesterday afternoon during a confrontation at their Florida home.

Sierra Chaffin was busted Monday afternoon for “intentionally pushing her boyfriend whom she lives with, and her boyfriend is currently 74 years old,” according to a report prepared by a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy. Charged with battery on a person over 65, Chaffin, pictured above, is currently locked up in the county jail.

Both Chaffin and her boyfriend, Marcos Beita, told deputies that they “had a physical intimate relationship and are currently residing together,” though Chaffin was moving her belongings out of their Bradenton home yesterday when the pair got into a confrontation.

The incident between Chaffin and Beita, who recently underwent open heart surgery, was witnessed by the elderly man’s physical therapist and a woman who was preparing his lunch. Both witnesses reported seeing Chaffin push Beita. While he did not “feel well enough to complete an affidavit,” Beita told a sheriff’s deputy that Chaffin “pushed him in the stomach with both hands.”

The sheriff’s report offers no further insight into the unorthodox pair’s relationship, or how they--despite a 52-year age difference--became a couple.

Court records show that Chaffin’s rap sheet includes busts for possession of a controlled substance, theft, resisting arrest, battery, and possession of drug paraphernalia. She is pictured in mug shot at left.

For his part, Beita was arrested four months ago for stealing from a person over the age of 65, as well as exploiting an elderly person. Free on $20,000 bond, Beita, seen in the mug shot at right, is next due in court on March 28. (1 page)