Local Coast Guardsman sentenced to 7 years for rape

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NORFOLK, Va. – A Coast Guardsman stationed on the JEB Little Creek Fort Story-based Coast Guard Cutter Dependable was found guilty of rape and sentenced Wednesday during a general court-martial.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Bryan J. Sullivan, 32, was found guilty of violating one specification of Article 107 of the UCMJ – False Official Statement, and two specifications of Article 120 – Rape and Abusive Sexual Contact.

Sullivan was sentenced to seven years confinement, reduction to the paygrade of E-1, total forfeiture of pay and allowances and a dishonorable discharge.

The incident occurred in Cape May, New Jersey.

Sullivan is currently serving his sentence at the Naval Consolidated Brig in Chesapeake.

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