Coast Guardsman assigned to Cutter Alder found guilty of sexual assault

By KBJR News 1

Coast Guardsman assigned to Cutter Alder found guilty of sexual assault

September 23, 2013 Updated Sep 23, 2013 at 6:48 PM CDT

Cleveland, OH (NNCNOW.com) --- A Coast Guardsman assigned to the Cutter Alder has been found guilty of sexual assault and other charges during a court-martial.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew A. Rogers was convicted of Article 120 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice for committing a sexual assault against a civilian woman at a hotel in Portsmouth, Va. back in August of 2012.

In addition to the sexual assault charge, Rogers was convicted of conspiracy for tampering with a command-directed urinalysis, false official statements and Article 134, which applies to conduct that is to the prejudice of good order and discipline, and is a nature to bring discredit upon the armed forces.

Rogers' sentence is pending.

Rogers was permanently assigned to the Coast Guard Cutter Alder, a 225-foot sea-going buoy tender homeported in Duluth. Rogers was attending training in the state of Virginia at the time of the sexual assault.

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