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Crime Rewind: Arlington Sexual Battery Case, 4-Year-Old Killed in Alexandria and More

Your roundup of crime news from inside the Beltway.

The biggest crime news in Arlington this week broke Monday, when a sexual battery charge against U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Jeffrey Krusinski came to light.

Krusinski, a 41-year-old Arlington man who works at the Pentagon, had been in charge of the Air Force's program to prevent sexual assault. Come Monday, he was removed from that position.

The news came a day before the Pentagon released a report that show a sharp escalation in sexual assaults in the military: An estimated 70 sexual assaults involving military personnel happen daily. Of those, only one in six are officially reported, and only one in 10 go to trial.

The Air Force asked the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office for Arlington and Falls Church to turn jurisdiction over the case to the military. That request was denied.

Krusinski was arraigned in Arlington County General District Court on Thursday. His trial begins July 18.

Also Monday, U.S. Park Police confirmed that a body found near Gravelly Point Park was that of 83-year-old Victoria Kong, who had been reporting missing the Friday before.

In other Arlington crime news, local police are asking residents who have visited the Kettler Capitals Iceplex or other area ice rinks in recent months to check their wallets — and to come forward if they are missing any credit cards.

Alexandria

Sadly, 4-year-old Jacob Choi was killed last weekend after police said he ran into the street and in front of an oncoming SUV. The crash occurred on Stevenson Avenue in Alexandria's West End.

Alexandria police have released few details in the incident but have said no charges will be filed against the driver.

Falls Church

In Falls Church, police announced the arrest of 46-year-old Carlos Guillermo Suarez Diaz on a sexual battery charge. He is accused of sexually assaulting a woman in march while he was dressed as a woman. Police say surveillance video from area businesses assisted in the arrest.

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