Court-martialed Coast Guardsman sentenced to 10 years confinement, bad conduct discharge, forfeiture of pay, reduction in rate
CLEVELAND — A Coast Guardsman convicted Monday afternoon of sexual assault and other charges was sentenced that evening during a general court-martial in Norfolk, Va.
Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew A. Rogers was sentenced to 10 years confinement in a military brig, a bad conduct discharge, forfeiture of all pay and allowances, and a reduction to paygrade E-1, the military’s lowest enlisted grade.
Rogers was convicted of two specifications of Article 120 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice
Rogers was also convicted of:
* Article 134, obstruction of justice (two specifications), for lying to local law enforcement;
* Article 107, false official statements, for lying to federal investigators;
* Article 134, a general article of the UCMJ (two specifications), for illegal use of his military identification card, conduct that is prejudicial to good order and discipline, and of a nature to bring discredit upon the armed forces;
* Article 81, conspiracy;
* Article 134, wrongful interference with an adverse administrative proceeding, for tampering with a command-directed urinalysis at Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.
Rear Adm. Fred Midgette
While awaiting court-martial, Rogers served at Sector Sault Ste. Marie and then Coast Guard Station Marblehead, Ohio