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Coast Guard member accused of sexual assault

4 years 11 months 1 week ago Monday, August 31 2015 Aug 31, 2015 August 31, 2015 5:37 PM August 31, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

NEW ORLEANS - Coast Guard officials said a general court-martial will be convened Tuesday in New Orleans for a Coast Guard member accused of sexual assault, adultery and other violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

The Coast Guard said Petty Officer 2nd Class Gregory E. Cooper faces ten total charges for actions while serving on the Coast Guard Cutter Sturgeon in Grand Isle.

The charges include dereliction of duty, lying on official statements, adultery and indecent conduct as well as sexual assault and abusive sexual contact.

A hearing on Jan. 16 determined there was enough evidence to move the case forward to a courts-martial, and the district commander for the 8th Coast Guard District referred Cooper's case to a general court-martial on April 7.

Tuesday's hearing will be held at the Hale Boggs Federal Building in New Orleans.

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