Transcript for Pentagon Assault Officer Charged With Sexual Battery
Jaw dropper out of the pentagon. The very officer there whose job it is to stop sexual assaults in the air force has been arrested and charged with sexual battery. Abc's martha raddatz has more. Reporter: He is an air force lieutenant colonel. An air force academy graduate. Lieutenant colonel jeffrey krusinski. Giving his team a shoutout during a deployment. Go, falcons. Reporter: Lieutenant colonel krusinski had been trusted to run the sexual assault prevention and response office for the air force, but this morning he faces charges of sexual battery. The arrest report describing him as a drunken male subject staggering in the darkness and then attacking a woman in a parking lot grabbing her buttocks and breasts. The marks on his face, police say, the woman had to fight him off. How can we possibly stop the amount of sexual assault and rape in the military if the person in charge commits the same crime? Reporter: The problem of sexual abuse and harassment is militarywide. Today the defense department is announcing that last year there were a staggering 26,000 incidents up from 19,000 the year before.
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