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Thursday, October 14, 2004 - Page updated at 12:00 A.M.
Soldier shown in Iraqi abuse photos has baby
By The Associated Press
RALEIGH, N.C. Pfc. Lynndie England, the Army reservist seen in some of the most notorious photos in the Abu Ghraib prisoner-abuse scandal, has given birth to a baby fathered by another soldier charged in the case.
England, 21, had the baby Sunday at the post hospital at Fort Bragg, Col. Billy Buckner, an Army spokesman, said yesterday.
The Baltimore Sun, citing an unidentified military source, reported that she had a boy.
England's father, Kenneth England of Fort Ashby, W.Va., said the family would not release information about the birth.
England became a focal point of the scandal after the release of pictures of her smiling and posing with nude Iraqi prisoners, some of them stacked in a pyramid. She also was photographed holding a prisoner on a dog leash.
Attorneys said the child's father is Spc. Charles Graner Jr., England's former boyfriend, who is also shown in the prison photographs, including one with a dead man packed in ice in a body bag.
England and Graner are among seven members of the 372nd Military Police Company of Cresaptown, Md., charged in connection with abuse that occurred at Abu Ghraib prison outside Baghdad, Iraq, late last year.
England faces a court-martial in January on charges of abusing detainees and committing indecent acts. She could receive up to 38 years in prison if convicted.
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