Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention Chief Loses Job

After being charged with ... sexual assault

By Ruth Brown,  Newser Staff

Posted May 6, 2013 4:56 PM CDT

(Newser) – The first rule of preventing sexual assault: don't sexually assault people. That's some free advice for the head of the US Air Force's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office, who was removed from his post today after being charged with sexual battery, NBC reports. Lt. Col. Jeff Krusinski, 41, allegedly approached a woman in a parking lot in Arlington, Virginia, early Sunday morning and grabbed her breasts and buttocks. According to the police report, he was drunk and she fought him off before calling the cops—scratches can be seen on his face in his mug shot.

Krusinski has served in Iraq and Afghanistan, reports Stars and Stripes, and was previously a squadron commander at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa. The Air Force has had several high-profile sexual assault cases in recent years—17 instructors at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio have now been convicted of sexual misconduct with trainees, with the 18th trial in the scandal now under way, reports the AP.

  (Arlington County PD)
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