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Coast Guardsman convicted of lewd act with minor


A Coast Guard aviation mechanic in Hawaii was sentenced to five years in a military brig and given a dishonorable discharge Thursday for threatening and committing a lewd act on a minor in 2013.

At a court martial Petty Officer 1st Class Shane E. Reese also was found guilty for lying to investigators and for possession and distribution of marijuana.

Besides his five-year sentence and dishonorable discharge, Reese forfeited of all pay and allowances, and was reduced in rank to recruit, the military’s lowest enlisted grade.

Reese served at Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point as an aviation maintenance technician and was assigned to the unit at the time of the offenses, Coast Guard officials said.

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