Air Force chief in charge of sexual assault prevention arrested for sexual assault

This case bullshit right here is what one would call a “circular reference”:

An Air Force officer was arrested for sexual assault. The remarkable thing is the accused man was the chief of the Air Force sexual assault prevention unit.

The mug shot of Lt. Col. Jeff Krusinski shows signs of struggle on his face. The police report alleges that a drunken Krusinski “approached a female victim in a parking lot and grabbed her breasts and buttocks.” The victim fought the suspect off as he attempted to touch her again and alerted police.

News of the incident in the Virginia suburbs of Washington broke the day before the Pentagon is scheduled to release new figures showing a continuing rise in sexual assaults in the military: A six-percent increase from 3,192 to 3,374 reports of sexual assault in fiscal year 2012 compared to the previous year.

When your “ally” becomes you assailant, then whom can military women trust to be their advocates? Combined with a spike in reports of sexual assault and/or misconduct, how we can take the Pentagon seriously in addressing the culture of rape and sexual misconduct? And if your “advocate” who was supposed to investigate and seek justice for the survivors becomes a predator, how can we believe that the Air Force enforces their code of conduct? How can you combat the culture of rape and sex abuse in your own house if your “chief” isn’t present enough to see how he can become abuser?

This isn’t irony as much as it is a tragic indicator of how seriously the Air Force takes sexual abuse, and may be complicit in a system that turns a blind eye to abuse or brands victims “crazy” to avoid addressing the epidemic of sexual assault in the military.

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2 Comments

  1. Posted May 7, 2013 at 11:29 am | Permalink

    The irony is sad, the systemic nature of this problem is overwhelming. We put guns in the hands of these people and send them overseas where we tell them they’re basically above the law.

    Why do they behave as if they’re above the personal rights of others? It’s not that difficult to figure out. Rape and pillage, rinse and repeat.

  2. Posted May 7, 2013 at 3:13 pm | Permalink

    This is proof that the US military is a joke when it comes to sexual assault. There laws are words on paper and they do not follow or believe in them.
    If the guy who is responsible for sexual assault is assaulting women, enough said!
    And my guess is this isn’t his first time!

    The US military is a disgrace to mankind and this country!

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