A Key West-based Coast Guardsman has been charged with sexual assault and will face a court martial next year, the Coast Guard announced Wednesday.
Petty Officer 3rd Class Edwin Angulo, 26, “allegedly committed a sexual act … without consent” on a fellow, female Coast Guard member in Key West in November 2013. He was serving on the drug-hunter ship the Cutter Thetis at the time and has since been reassigned to shore duty in Key West, according to Lt. Scott McBride, a Coast Guard spokesman.
Vice Adm. William Lee, Coast Guard Atlantic Area commander, decided to order the trial March 2 in Key West after a show-cause hearing called an Article 32 found sufficient cause for a trial. It was held in Key West on Nov. 14, a year after the alleged crime.
Conviction at trial could be punished by a maximum 30 years in jail.
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Angulo, who lists his hometown as Hillsborough, Florida, has been in the Coast Guard nearly four years. He previously served on the Coast Guard Cutter Tate.
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