A U.S. Coast Guardsman was convicted and sentenced to sexual assaults on women while he was stationed out of Charleston. A general court-martial was held Saturday for 35-year-old Petty Officer 2nd Class Omar Gomez at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Charleston.
Gomez was sentenced to confinement of eight years, reduction to the lowest enlisted rank and a dishonorable discharge.
The Coast Guard said Gomez was convicted of ”engaging in a broad spectrum of sexual misconduct” ranging from the rape of one civilian woman to other unlawful acts involving six Coast Guard women.
The crimes occurred between August 2011 and September 2012 while Gomez was assigned to the Coast Guard Cutter Gallatin. The crimes happened in Charleston, Honduras, and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.