Sunday, May 12, 2013

Who's watching the "investigators"? Air Force's sexual assault prevention chief arrested for sexual assault

So, exactly how shocked are we? Not much. How often is the fox in charge of the hen house? More often than not, I suspect. In CVESD, Superintendent Libia Gil appointed Rick Werlin to investigate himself.

Lt. Col. Jeff Krusinski / Arlington County Police Dept

Air Force's sexual assault prevention chief arrested for sexual assault
By David Martin
CBS News
May 6, 2013

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.

Estimates of the actual numbers of what is a notoriously underreported crime go much higher. According to the Pentagon figures, an estimated 26,000 servicewomen experienced unwanted sexual contact, up from 19,300 two year ago -- a number the pentagon says is "unacceptable."

Krusinski has been removed from his job, but that will not change the reality that the Pentagon's own figures show sexual assaults are on the rise in the military.

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