Reservist in scandal gives birth to a boy

October 13, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Pfc. Lynndie R. England, the Army reservist who became one of the most visible figures in the Abu Ghraib scandal, has given birth to the child she conceived with another soldier implicated in abuses at the Iraqi prison.

England, 21, gave birth to a boy about 9:25 p.m. Sunday, a military source told The Sun yesterday on the condition of anonymity. No other details were available.

Roy T. Hardy, an attorney representing England's family in Fort Ashby, W.Va., declined to comment.

England, who was shown in photographs holding a leash tied to the neck of a naked prisoner and pointing at the genitals of another, faces a court-martial at Fort Bragg, N.C., in January on 19 charges of abuse and indecent acts.

She was one of seven members of the Cresaptown, Md.-based 372nd Military Police Company - including her wartime boyfriend, Spc. Charles A. Graner - charged in connection with the abuse scandal.

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