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Airman who led sex assault unit faces charges

Arlington, Va.

Airman who led sex assault unit faces charges

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 Arlington, Va., police said Monday. A police report says Krusinski, 41, was drunk and grabbed a woman's breast and buttocks, and she fought him police. The military has struggled with sex abuse scandals for decades. Krusinski 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.

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Airman who led sex assault unit faces charges

05/06/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 1:20am]

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