Coast Guard cmdr. sentenced in sex case

CAPE MAY, N.J. - September 24, 2009 Petty Officer Francesco Thompson will serve 110 days of the sentence in a Coast Guard prison in Norfolk, Va.

He pleaded guilty earlier this week to having sex with one recruit in 2008 and mistreating another. He'll receive a bad conduct discharge.

During a court martial Tuesday, Thompson admitted he obstructed justice and lied to investigators. He was sentenced Wednesday.

A judge also determined that Thompson mistreated recruits by ordering them to "make love to the wall," a punishment in which recruits had to stand on one foot facing the wall in a stress position.

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