SEATTLE — A Coast Guardsman convicted of making false official statements, conducting the indecent act of making visual material of another person without their consent, possession and attempted receipt of child pornography and wrongfully agreeing to engage in sexual conduct for a fee, was sentenced by a military judge to 48 months confinement, a Dishonorable Discharge, and reduction in pay grade to E-1, Friday after pleading guilty at a General Court-Martial.
In accordance with a pre-trial agreement, the sentence was limited to 18 months confinement, a Bad Conduct Discharge and reduction in pay-grade to E-1.
Coast Guard Fireman Nicholas Fair pled guilty to one specification of making a false official statement in violation of the Uniformed Code of Military Justice Article 107, one specification of indecent conduct in violation of the UCMJ Article 120, and four specifications of wrongfully and knowingly possessing and attempting to receive child pornography, as well as wrongfully agreeing to engage in sexual conduct for a fee in violation of UCMJ Article 134.
Fair was assigned to Coast Guard Station Coos Bay, Ore., at the time the offenses occurred.
The Courts-Martial are the criminal courts established by Congress in the Uniform Code of Military Justice to try criminal charges against active duty military personnel. Additional information about the Courts-Martial system can be found at: http://www.uscg.mil/Legal/mj/MJ_Doc/mcm2012.pdf.