Media Advisory: Coast Guard to court-martial petty officer accused of child endangerment

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Media Advisory  

Nov. 29, 2017
U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area
Contact: Coast Guard Pacific Area Public Affairs
Office: (510) 437-3375
After Hours: (510) 816-1700

Coast Guard to court-martial petty officer accused of child endangerment

ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to hold a general court-martial Tuesday at Coast Guard Island in Alameda for a petty officer accused of child endangerment.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Jimmy Barlow is accused of violating the Uniform Code of Military Justice, Article 134 – child endangerment resulting in gross bodily harm.

Barlow is the subject of a six-year investigation by both the Coast Guard Investigative Service and Alameda Police Department into events surrounding the collapse of Eden Lynch, Barlow's 3-year-old daughter, which occurred Aug. 31, 2011, at his then apartment in Alameda. Eden never regained consciousness and died days later at Children's Hospital of Oakland.

Opening statements are scheduled to begin at approximately 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in the courtroom on Coast Guard Island. 

Courtroom space is limited. Any members of the media interested in attending must RSVP at by 12 p.m. Monday.  Media who RSVP will be notified of any scheduling changes.  No recording equipment will be permitted inside the courtroom, including video cameras, still cameras or audio recording equipment.  The use of cell phones to record or capture any moment inside the courtroom is also prohibited.