Coast Guardsman sentenced for sexual misconduct, other charges

By THE (NEWPORT NEWS, VA.) DAILY PRESS Published: January 18, 2014

A Coast Guardsman was convicted and sentenced on sexual misconduct and other charges during a general court-martial this week.

Petty Officer 1st Class Robert Crum, 28, was convicted of two specifications of cruelty and maltreatment, one specification of wrongful sexual contact and one specification of false official statements under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, according to a Coast Guard news release.

Crum, who was assigned to Coast Guard Based Boston while awaiting court-martial, was sentenced to a $1,500 fine, a Letter of Reprimand, reduction to pay grade E-4, restriction to Base Boston for 60 days and hard labor without confinement for 60 days, the release stated.

Coast Guard officials said the crimes Crum was convicted of took place between January 2011 and April 2012, when a junior Coast Guard woman reported sexual misconduct. Both members were assigned to a shore-based Coast Guard unit in Minnesota at the time, the release stated.

Officials said Crum made a false statement to investigators in January 2013.


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