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RESERVIST TO PLEAD GUILTY TO ABU GHRAIB CHARGES

Pfc. Lynndie England, the Army reservist shown in some of the most notorious photos in the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, will plead guilty Monday to abusing Iraqi detainees.

As part of the plea deal, which still must be accepted by a military judge, England, 22, faces a maximum sentence of 11 years in prison, said Rick Hernandez, her attorney. She had been facing up to 16 years.

The plea agreement was reached Friday, four days before England was scheduled to go on trial in a military court in Fort Hood.

England was one of seven members of the Maryland-based 372nd Military Police Company charged with humiliating and assaulting Iraqi detainees in the prison near Baghdad. She became a focal point of the scandal because of photos that, among other things, showed her smiling and posing with a prisoner on a leash.

England will plead guilty to seven of the nine counts against her, Hernandez said. The other charges -- committing indecent acts and failure to obey a lawful order -- will be dropped, he said.

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