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Nov 14, 2013

USAF-air-force-sexual-assault-prevention-officer-drunk-groping-cleared-charges-jury-truth-frequency-radio-chris-geo-sheree-geo-alternative-media-news-informationBy Andrew Zajac, Bloomberg

A U.S. Air Force officer who headed the service’s sex assault prevention office when he was criminally accused of groping a woman was cleared of a misdemeanor assault charge in connection with the incident.

A seven-member Arlington County, Virginia, jury yesterday found Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Krusinski, 42, not guilty following a trial over parts of two days.

USAF-air-force-sexual-assault-prevention-officer-drunk-groping-cleared-charges-jury-truth-frequency-radio-chris-geo-sheree-geo-alternative-media-news-information“We’re disappointed, but that’s how the jury system works,” Commonwealth’s Attorney Theo Stamos said in a brief telephone interview.

Krusinski’s arrest on May 5 came two days before a Defense Department report showed a 35 percent increase in cases of unwanted sexual contact in the military, stoking anger in Congress and the Obama administration over how the armed forces deal with sexual assault and related issues.

Krusinski was charged after he allegedly approached a woman “and grabbed her breasts and buttocks,” according to a county police statement. The incident occurred at 12:35 a.m. and Krusinski was drunk at the time, police said.

A 23-year-old woman testified in the trial that Krusinski grabbed her buttocks in a parking lot outside a bar near the Pentagon and that she responded by punching him, according to the Associated Press.

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