Sexual harassment is entirely too common, but it seems to be most prevalent in the United States military. Even with volumes of laws on the books to prevent and discourage sexual harassment, you still hear about it happening. It can destroy careers and turn workplaces hostile, and that’s if the victim is lucky. You would think the man in charge of the United States Air Force’s sexual assault prevention and response program would be able to restrain himself, but that’s not the case. Anti-sexual harassment officer Lieutenant Colonel Jeff Krusinski has been arrested for sexual assault.
The assault occurred at a bar in Arlington, Virginia. Apparently, a drunk Krusinski got gropey with a female patron and repeatedly refused to take no for an answer. After grabbing the woman in the parking lot, multiple times no less, police were called and the military man found himself in irons. Krusinski has been charged with sexual battery and is being held on $5000 bond; he’s also been removed from his post pending the results of an investigation.
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel “expressed outrage and disgust over the troubling allegations and emphasized that this matter will be dealt with swiftly and decisively,” says Pentagon spokesman George Little. “The American people, including our service members, should expect a culture of absolutely no tolerance for this deplorable behavior,” adding, “ongoing efforts to combat this vile crime.”
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