Coast Guard Lieutenant sentenced to 24 months confinement for sexual misconduct

MIAMI — A Coast Guard commissioned officer charged with sexually assaulting the wife of another Coast Guardsman entered a guilty plea at a General Court Martial at Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen in Puerto Rico, Thursday.

A military judge sentenced Lt. Daniel G. Eyer, 31, to 24 months confinement and dismissal from the Coast Guard- the equivalent of a dishonorable discharge for officers.

Eyer was charged with sexual assault and abusive sexual contact stemming from an incident that happened March 8in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. Both charges were violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice Article 120.

Eyer, a Coast Guard aviator stationed at Air Station Borinquen, was accused of assaulting the victim while she was asleep in a vehicle outside an establishment in Aguadilla.

The Coast Guard’s month long investigation revealed that Eyer, the sole member accused in the case, engaged in sexually related misconduct, specifically sexual assault and abusive sexual contact. The name of the victim will not be released to protect her privacy.

Rear Adm. Jake Korn, commander of the Coast Guard 7th District headquartered in Miami was the convening authority for the court martial.

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