Coast Guardsman gets confinement, bad conduct discharge for sexual assault conviction

Coast Guardsman gets confinement, bad conduct discharge for sexual assault conviction
NEW ORLEANS — A Coast Guardsman was convicted and sentenced Friday during a general court-martial held in New Orleans. Petty Officer 3rd Class Joe D. Newmans, 22, was sentenced to 90 days confinement, reduction to E-1 (the lowest enlisted paygrade), and a bad conduct discharge. Newmans was convicted under the Uniform Code of Military Justice of two specifications of Article 120 (sexual assault)...

Coast Guard refers sexual assault case to court-martial

Coast Guard refers sexual assault case to court-martial
NEW ORLEANS – A Coast Guardsman accused of rape, sexual assault and assault will face a court-martial expected to begin in early April at the Hale Boggs Federal Building, here. The decision by Rear Adm. Kevin S. Cook, commander, 8th Coast Guard District, is based on the recommendation from an Article 32 hearing completed Oct. 22, that found reasonable grounds exist to try Petty Officer 3rd Class...