Crime

Air Force Chief of Sexual-Assault Prevention Arrested for Exactly That

Yeah, that's a bit of a cultural problem, there

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How serious is the Air Force's sexual assault epidemic? Yesterday, police in northern Virginia arrested the Air Force's chief of sexual-assault prevention — for sexual assault.

In the early hours of Sunday morning, Jeffrey Krusinski, 41, was "arrested and charged with sexual battery," according to the Arlington, Virginia police department. According to the arrest report, Krusinski drunkenly "approached a female victim in a parking lot and grabbed her breasts and buttocks."

Until today, Krusinski, a lieutenant colonel, was the chief of the Air Force's Chief of its Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program. An Air Force spokesman, Maj. Eric Badger, told Danger Room that the Air Force removed Krusinski from his position within the program, "immediately upon learning of the arrest." (It's worth mentioning that the Air Force did not initially confirm Krusinski's arrest when Danger Room spoke to a different spokeswoman, Jennifer Cassidy; and deferred that confirmation to the Arlington police.)

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