Jeffrey Krusinski, a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force and chief of the Air Force’s Sexual-Assault Prevention and Response Program was arrested and charged with sexual battery on Sunday in Northern Virginia.
The very idea that the head of a department which is dedicated to “reinforce the Air Force's commitment to eliminate incidents of sexual assault” actually committed sexual assault is just proof of the fact how messed up the whole military justice system is right now.
According to the released crime report, “A drunken male subject [Krusinski] approached a female victim in a parking lot and grabbed her breasts and buttocks.”
Moreover, the victim tried to fight the attacker off as he attempted to assault her again and later she alerted police authorities.
The shocking incident has sparked concerns regarding safety and security within the military. This calls for more effective steps and better leadership to put an end to such kind of violence happening within institutions that are supposed to protect the nation. If protectors become criminals then who is left for the common man to rely on for security?
Krusinski has been removed from his position by the Air Force following his arrest. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke to George Little, Pentagon Press Secretary and Spokesman for Secretary Defense, and expressed his disgust over the matter.