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
   (Arlington County PD)

(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.

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lvan
May 7, 2013 4:16 AM CDT
I find is despicable that a group who clams to support equality would use a tragedy to advance it's own goals. Like a political opportunist using emotions to override logic of the masses and subjugate a group of innocents.
augie2
May 7, 2013 3:44 AM CDT
By the looks of the photo he resisted arrest and got what was coming to him.
1492
May 7, 2013 1:27 AM CDT
Col. May your dignity be restored. Surely your promotion to Full Bird Colonel is perhaps forever on hold. Please leave the Air Force. Return to your family...you still have a pension coming. 1942