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Leader of sex assault unit is charged

ARLINGTON, Va. — An Air Force officer who led the branch’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response unit has been charged with molesting a woman in a parking lot.

Arlington County Police said Monday they charged Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Krusinski of Arlington with misdemeanor sexual battery after an alleged assault at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday in the Crystal City section of the county.

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A police report states the 41-year-old Krusinski was drunk and touched a woman’s chest and buttocks. Police say the woman fought him off and called police.

Police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck said Krusinski did not know the woman involved.

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Susie Doyle, spokeswoman for the Arlington County sheriff’s office, said Krusinski was released Sunday on a $5,000 personal recognizance bond. An arraignment is scheduled for Thursday.

A working phone number for Krusinski could not be found Monday, and court records did not list an attorney.

Air Force spokeswoman Natasha Waggoner said Krusinski was removed from his position in the sexual assault unit after the Air Force learned of his arrest. He started in the position in February.

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