Airman who led sex assault unit charged in groping

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  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    So much for the concept of "an officer and a gentleman", here's one career that's over ...

    MSN: Airman who led sex assault unit charged in groping

    An Air Force officer who led the branch's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response unit has been charged with groping a woman in a parking lot. Arlington County Police said Monday that they charged Lt. Col. Jeffrey Krusinski of Arlington with misdemeanor sexual battery following an alleged assault at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday in the Crystal City section of the county. A police report says that the 41-year-old Krusinski was drunk and grabbed a woman's breast and buttocks. Police say the woman fought him off and called police. Police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck says Krusinski did not know the woman involved.
     
  2. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Note what I went back & highlighted in the above quote, and note the marks on the perp's face:

    Jeffrey Krusinski.jpg
    Lt. Col. Jeffrey Krusinski​
    Apparently his victim hadn't bothered to read the official USAF manual on dealing with sexual assaults ... :D

    An Air Force brochure on sexual assault advises potential victims not to fight off their attackers. “It may be advisable to submit [rather] than resist,” reads the brochure (.pdf), issued to airmen at Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina, where nearly 10,000 military and civilian personnel are assigned. “You have to make this decision based on circumstances. Be especially careful if the attacker has a weapon.”

    The brochure, acquired by Danger Room, issues a series of guidances on “risk reduction” for sexual assault. Among others, it advises people under sexual attack in parking lots to “consider rolling underneath a nearby auto and scream loud. It is difficult to force anyone out from under a car.” A public affairs officer at Shaw, Sgt. Alexandria Mosness, says she believes the brochure is current.

    While the brochure also explains that sexual assault is not always committed by people who “don’t look like a rapist” — attackers “tend to have hyper-masculine attitudes,” it advises — it does not offer instruction to servicemembers on not committing sexual assault. Prevention is treated as the responsibility of potential victims.
     
  3. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    There are many, many being hired right now to respond to sexual assault victims in the military. That this is the sort of person that gets selected is probably no surprise to women in uniform.
    Maybe this (expletive deleted) will embarrass some reform, e.g. coordinators must be female and outside chain of command.
     
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  4. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Too bad she didn't manage to rupture a testicle, or collapse his trachea.
     
  5. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    People who committed acts of harassment and abuse when I was in the Marine Corps were usually pretty popular guys. (They seemed cooler and edgier than everyone else. They were the "life of the party." They told the "best" stories.) They even bragged about their exploits. One of the favorite forms of terrorizing women was to make working conditions unbearable with lewd talk and lewder behavior, while simultaneously undermining the women's general credibility by trumping up false charges against them for minor offenses. This meant that the abuse victims looked like "troublemakers," when in fact the trumped-up charges were just part of the pattern of abuse.

    I loved the Marine Corps, but learned to dread any contact with the 5 percent or fewer in my environment who were active abusers. They ran wild, and no one ever held them accountable. It was impossible to avoid the abusers if they chose to target you. A civilian would just exercise their right to seek a new job or safer place to live. A servicemember has voluntarily surrendered those rights "for the good of the service." In my opinion the added vulnerability of servicemembers should entitle them to much, much stronger protections. So far that isn't happening.

    The progressives who thought mixed -gender barracks were a good idea inflicted untold harm on women in the service. It stripped women in the military of safety in their own homes. I meant there was no rest from our duty to protect ourselves 24/7. It was exhausting.
     
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  6. RB

    RB Founding Member

    A new Groper for TSA.
     
  7. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I was in Navy Aviation (non-shipboard) units. Women were added in certain skill areas in the 80's for deploying units. The skill areas widened until (after I left) women were even part of the flight crews. Women mixed in the same barracks created issues. Mainly the barracks were not built with women in mind, heads were split but that limited the amount of space for the majority of men, and of course there was no way of turning off the hormones, mostly the men's.

    I don't know how the ships have accomodated these changes but I do know there have been problems along the way and to be honest I'm glad to be retired.
     
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  8. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    She must not have been wearing high heels. As those will definitely inflict those injuries if not cause a blunt force surgical crike.
     
  9. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    No kidding.

    The latest from the Army, Ft.Hood, "abusive sexual contact, assault and maltreatment of subordinates":
    Sexual Harrassment Coordinator as in "how to"...
     
  10. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Today it's Fort Campbell in the news:
    Here comes Retraining. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/...-sexassaultbre94f00e-20130515,0,5594717.story

    Hopefully Hagel takes the responders and prosecutors out of the chain of command:
     

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