Air Force leader against sex assaults charged with sexual battery

Jeffrey Krusinski

Jeffrey Krusinski

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(CNN) — An Air Force officer who served as a branch chief for the service’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program was arrested and charged with sexual battery over the weekend.

Lt. Col. Jeffrey Krusinski, 41, has been removed from current duty, an Air Force official said Monday. The official declined to be named because it is an ongoing law enforcement matter.

Krusinski was arrested just after midnight Saturday in Arlington, Virginia, and is accused of grabbing a woman’s breasts and buttocks, Arlington County police said.

Police said the woman fought off her assailant when he tried to grab her again before she called authorities. Krusinski was held on a $5,000 bond.

Arlington County police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck said the woman did not know her alleged attacker.

Krusinski ran a five-person office, but had only been there two months, the Air Force official said.

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