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Coast Guard cadet accused of touching classmate

Apr. 2, 2014 - 05:49PM   |  
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NEW LONDON, CONN. — A government attorney says a U.S Coast Guard Academy cadet should face a court-martial for entering a classmate’s room and touching her leg, rejecting defense claims that he went into a room he thought was his girlfriend’s.

Lt. Tyler McGill says Alexander Stevens was on a mission for sexual gratification that September night. He says the room Stevens entered was not close to his girlfriend’s room and says the victim was lower in rank.

Lt. John Cole, who represented Stevens, says the government didn’t prove sexual intent. He says Stevens doesn’t deserve a court-martial for accidentally touching a fellow cadet’s leg.

An investigating officer presiding over Wednesday’s hearing made no immediate recommendation.

Stevens is accused of abusive sexual contact, housebreaking and unlawful entry. He did not testify.

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