U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Jeffrey Krusinski is slated to appear in Arlington County Circuit Court on Tuesday for a trial date to be set.
Krusinski, a 41-year-old Arlington man who worked at the Pentagon, was indicted on a misdemeanor assault and battery charge this week by an Arlington County Grand Jury, Commonwealth's Attorney Theo Stamos told Patch.
"This is just a step in the process," Stamos said.
Krusinski headed the Air Force's sexual assault prevention program until early May, when news broke that he had been charged with sexual battery by the Arlington County Police Department.
Police alleged Krusinski grabbed a woman's breasts and buttocks in a Crystal City parking lot.
In July, prosecutors and defense attorneys agreed to have the sexual battery charge dismissed with the understanding the state would pursue the assault and battery indictment.
State statutes and case law made sexual battery difficult to prove, and pursuing an assault and battery charge is more "appropriate," Stamos said at the time.
Both charges are misdemeanors.