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Airman who led sex assault unit charged in groping

ARLINGTON, Va. — An Air Force officer who led the branch's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response unit faces charges he groped a woman in a parking lot.

Lt. Col. Jeffrey Krusinski — once stationed at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa — was arrested on a count of misdemeanor sexual battery following an alleged assault about 12:30 a.m. Sunday in the Crystal City section of the county, Arlington County police said Monday.

A police report says the 41-year-old Krusinski was drunk and grabbed a woman's breast and buttocks. The woman fought him off and called police.

An Air Force spokeswoman said Krusinski was removed from his position after the Air Force learned of his arrest.

An Air Force website says the "Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program reinforces the Air Force's commitment to eliminate incidents of sexual assault through awareness and prevention training, education, victim advocacy, response, reporting and accountability."

Krusinski had served as commander of the 6th Force Support Squadron at MacDill from 2008 to 2010. The unit oversees recreational, family support, educational and morale-building activities at MacDill, according to a base website.

In 2009, Krusinski was named Officer of the Year in Force Support by the Air Force Air Mobility Command.

Airman who led sex assault unit charged in groping 05/06/13 [Last modified: Monday, May 6, 2013 7:30pm]
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