Fourth Soldier to Face Abuse Charges
Saturday, May 15, 2004; Page A16
BAGHDAD, May 14 -- Army Spec. Charles A. Graner Jr. will be the fourth U.S. soldier to be court-martialed in connection with the abuse of Iraqi prisoners when he faces seven charges, including maltreatment, adultery and cruelty, the U.S. military said Friday.
Graner, who is also charged with dereliction of duty, assault, indecent acts and obstruction of justice, will be arraigned on May 20, the same day as Staff Sgt. Ivan L. "Chip" Frederick II and Sgt. Javal S. Davis, who each face five charges.
No date is fixed for Graner's general court-martial, Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt said at a news conference.
Seven military police reservists have been charged in connection with alleged abuses at Abu Ghraib prison, a U.S.-run facility west of Baghdad. Three of them, all women, are awaiting a decision on whether their cases will go to trial.
Spec. Jeremy Sivits will be the first to be judged when he faces a special court-martial Wednesday in Baghdad. He is charged with conspiracy to maltreat detainees, maltreatment and dereliction of duty.
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