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Pentagon Report Shows Big Jump in Sex Crimes in Military

U.S. President Barack Obama faces a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, May 7, 2013. Credit: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque
U.S. President Barack Obama faces a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, May 7, 2013.
Credit: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque

(Reuters) – The Obama administration expressed outrage about a recent high-profile Air Force groping scandal on Tuesday as the Pentagon released a study estimating that the number of sex crimes involving military personnel soared 37 percent last year.

The annual Pentagon report, which estimated there were 26,000 sex crimes ranging rape to abusive sexual contact in 2012, came a day after the Air Force removed the officer in charge of its anti-sexual assault office for allegedly groping a civilian in a suburban parking lot near the Pentagon.

Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Krusinski, 41, was removed from his job as head of the Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office after he was charged with sexual battery for allegedly grabbing a civilian woman by the breasts and buttocks.

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