In one of the first of several major scandals connected to the War in Iraq, Lynndie England, a 21-year-old Army private first-class, was photographed in 2004 abusing and torturing detainees at Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad. Along with older soldiers, she was charged with inflicting physical, psychological and sexual abuse on Iraqi prisoners. At her first court-martial in May 2005, a mistrial was declared, but at her retrial several months later, England was convicted of conspiracy, mistreating prisoners and committing an indecent act. She was dishonorably discharged and sentenced to three years in prison. After her release, England said she was coerced into posing for the photos by an officer, who had fathered her child.
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