Air Force chief of sex assault prevention charged with sexual battery

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The head of the U.S. Air Force sexual assault prevention office was arrested in Crystal City over the weekend on charges of sexual battery.

Lt. Col. Jeffrey Krusinski was accused of groping a woman in a Crystal City parking lot in the 500 block of S. 23rd Street early Sunday, according to an Arlington County Police report.

"A drunken male subject approached a female victim in a parking lot and grabbed her breasts and buttocks," according to police report. "The victim fought the suspect off as he attempted to touch her again and alerted police."

Krusinski, 41, of Arlington, is the chief of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response unit for the Air Force.

He was arrested and charged with sexual battery. He was held on a $5,000 unsecured bond.

An Air Force spokeswoman said the branch just learned of the charges and will conduct an investigation. She did not know if Krusinski will be removed from his position during the investigation.

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