I was wondering what happened to LTC Krusinski out in Virginia since his arrest and was wondering why folks on the Hill weren’t making more of the former AF SAPR office head’s dethroning. Well that’s because the civilian system has yet again shown how the court-martial system could actually be tougher on sexual assault cases. From Stars and Stripes, here:
The Air Force sexual assault prevention administrator accused of groping a woman in a public parking lot won’t be charged with sexual battery after all, but still faces potential jail time over the incident.
Lt. Col. Jeffrey Krusinski, whose arrest in May became a rallying point for critics of how the military handles sexual assault cases, now faces assault and battery charges. He was accused of approaching a woman in a parking lot and grabbing her breasts and buttocks, according to the crime report.
The charges carry essentially the same penalties as the previous ones — from steep fines to a year in prison — but don’t require the same proof of lewd behavior or intent.
Krusinski, 41, appeared Thursday [Jul. 18] in Arlington County Court for the legal moves. He ignored the 20-plus media members gathered for the event and did not speak during his minute-long appearance before the court.
And now I also know why some portions of the media haven’t followed the story.