2 Coast Guard Cadets facing court-martial on sex assault allegations


NEW LONDON, Conn. (WTNH) — A court-martial has been scheduled in Virginia for two Coast Guard cadets who have been accused of sexual assault.

Coast Guard Academy spokesperson David Santos tells News 8 that Cadet Michael Shermot is charged with violation of Article 120 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, Sexual Assault. Shermot, a native of Shillington, Pa. will appear before a military judge on September 12.

Santos says Shermot’s charge stems from an alleged incident in Westchester, Pa., that occurred sometime between September 4th and 5th of 2015.

A second cadet, Anthony Livingstone of Plainfield, N.J., faces charges of sexual assault, extortion, and conduct unbecoming of an officer and a gentleman. A violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice articles 120, 127 and 133.

The alleged assault involving Livingstone occurred at the academy in September 2015, according to Santos. His court-martial is scheduled to begin on October 26.

Both Livingstone and Shermot are members of the Coast Guard Academy Class of 2016.