RALEIGH, N.C. – An Army private accused of abusing Iraqis at Abu Ghraib prison (search) faces more charges of committing indecent acts, but none of the new charges involves Iraqi citizens or detainees, the Army said Friday.
She was charged late Thursday with one count of violating a general order and four counts of indecent acts, said Fort Bragg spokesman Maj. Richard Patterson. He said specifics of the charges would be revealed next week when an investigatory Article 32 hearing is held at the post.
"None of these five charges involved Iraqi detainees or Iraqi nationals," Patterson said.
If convicted on the original charges, England faced a dishonorable discharge and up to 15 1/2 years in prison. Army officials didn't know how much the additional charges would add to a sentence.
The Washington Post reported it had obtained images of England undressed and in sexual poses with a male soldier. Photos released earlier in the abuse scandal showed pointing at Iraqi prisoners' genitals and holding a leash attached to a prisoner.
Defense lawyer Richard Hernandez told The Post that the new photos were personal and had nothing to do with the prisoner abuse charges. The attorney couldn't be reached immediately for comment Friday by The Associated Press.
England, a support specialist from Fort Ashby, W.Va., is one of six soldiers who still face charges in the scandal; one has already pleaded guilty and been sentenced to a year in prison. All seven soldiers charged in the abuse scandal are from the 372nd Military Police Company, an Army Reserve unit from Cresaptown, Md.