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THIRD SOLDIER PLEADS GUILTY IN PRISON ABUSE

The third of seven U.S. soldiers charged in the Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal has pleaded guilty and was demoted and docked a half-month's pay, an Army spokesman said Tuesday.

Spc. Megan Ambuhl, 30, of Centreville, Va., pleaded guilty Saturday at a summary court-martial in Baghdad to reduced charges of dereliction of duty for failing to prevent or report the maltreatment, Lt. Col. Steven A. Boylan said.

He said Ambuhl, who like the other soldiers charged is a member of the Maryland-based 372nd Military Police Company, was busted down to a private.

Her civilian attorney, Harvey J. Volzer, has said that Ambuhl is not shown in any of the infamous pictures from the prison near Baghdad.

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