NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - A Coast Guardsman was convicted Monday of charges involving a sexual assault at a Portsmouth hotel last year.
Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew A. Rogers was found guilty of multiple charges during a general court-martial in Norfolk with Rear Admiral Fred Midgette , commander of the Coast Guard 9th District, as the court-martial convening authority.
According to a Coast Guard press release , Rogers is guilty of sexually assaulting a civilian woman at a Portsmouth hotel on August 15, 2012. He was also convicted of tampering with a command-directed urinalysis at Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan in March and making false official statements
The release says Rogers was convicted of Article 134 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice , "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 is permanently assigned to the Coast Guard Cutter Alder, a Great-Lakes-based ship. He was attending training in Portsmouth last year at the time of his offense there.
An official sentence for Rogers' offenses is pending.
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