Coast Guard member faces court-martial in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - A member of the U.S. Coast Guard accused of sexual assault faces a court-martial Tuesday in New Orleans.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Gregory Cooper is accused of multiple violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice; including sexual assault, abusive sexual conduct, adultery and violating a lawful order.

Cooper was assigned to the Coast Guard Cutter Sturgeon in Grand Isle where the Coast Guard says the alleged misconduct happened.

The court-martial will be held in the Hale Boggs Federal Building.

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