Military leaders Tuesday vowed to crack down on an epidemic of sexual assault in the military. But they said they were unwilling to take sex assault cases out of the military chain of command.
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Update: Local officer heads to court July 18
In May, the Air Force removed a Fairfield, Ohio, native who led the service branch’s sexual assault and prevention and response unit after he was charged with groping a woman in a parking lot in Arlington, Va.
Lt. Col. Jeffrey R. Krusinski, 41, worked at the Pentagon as chief of the Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program for about two months prior to the alleged incident, said Capt. Candice Ismirle, an Air Force spokeswoman at the Pentagon.
The Air Force immediately removed Krusinski from the post after the alleged incident, she said.
He heads to court on July 18.