U.S. soldier Lynndie England was found guilty on Monday of abusing prisoners at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison in a scandal that caused international concern. She now faces a prison term of up to 10 years.
England, one of a group of reserve soldiers accused of abusing prisoners at Abu Ghraib, was found guilty by a military jury on six of seven charges, including maltreatment of prisoners. She was found not guilty on a conspiracy count.
In photographs published around the world, England, a young female Army reservist, was shown holding a naked Iraqi prisoner by a leash and pointing to an inmate's genitals.
England showed no visible reaction as she stood at attention to hear the verdict.
A military prosecutor said England humiliated prisoners because she enjoyed it and had a sick sense of humor, but her attorneys said she took part in the humiliation because of an overly compliant personality.
England's case was the latest in a series of prosecutions or plea bargains of low-level soldiers who served at Abu Ghraib. The military has also reprimanded some higher-ranking officers, and allegations have surfaced of hundreds of other cases of detainee abuse in Iraq and Afghanistan, Reuters reports.
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