A Coast Guard member charged with attempted indecent visual recording pleaded guilty to a lesser offense Friday.

Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Cote, 32, was sentenced during a special court-martial in Norfolk.

Cote was sentenced to twelve months confinement at the Naval Consolidated Brigucmjmilitaryattorneys_4232c in Chesapeake, reduction of rank to E-1 and a bad conduct discharge.

Six months will be suspended, Coast Guard officials say.

Vice Adm. William Lee, commander of the Coast Guard Atlantic Area, referred Cote’s case to a special court-martial on Dec. 28, 2015.

Cote was assigned to Cutter Northland, homeported in Portsmouth, when the misconduct occurred.

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