Full Acquittal for Coast Guard CPO

Coast Guard E-7 was accused of groping a female officer during repeated port calls in Dutch Harbor, AK. Initially, the alleged victim claimed that our client fondled her buttocks on 2 occasions. Over the course of the investigation, this allegation grew to include approximately 12-20 gropings, each one lasting anywhere from 10-60 seconds. Prior to his court-martial, the government tacked on a Drunkenness charge under Article 134. At his court-martial, we attacked the alleged victim’s credibility and changing story. Further, we called numerous witnesses during the defense case who were present during the alleged instances of groping and drunkenness, all of whom testified that our client had not behaved inappropriately at any time. RESULT: The officer/enlisted panel found our client NOT GUILTY of all charges.