Iraq Rape Case

#1
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/6152118.stm

US soldier admits Iraq girl rape

A US Army soldier has pleaded guilty to raping a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and helping murder her and her family.
Spc James Barker agreed to the plea deal at the start of his court-martial in the US to avoid the death penalty, his civilian lawyer said.

A criminal investigation began in June into the alleged killing of the family of four in their home in Mahmudiya, south of Baghdad, in March 2006.

Sps Barker is one of four US soldiers charged with premeditated murder.

They are alleged to have helped a former private - who has since left the army - to plan, carry out and cover up the attack. Two of the soldiers could face the death penalty if found guilty.

Spc Barker agreed to co-operate with prosecutors and will testify against the others, his civilian lawyer David Sheldon said.

The others charged with rape and murder were Pfc Jesse Spielman, Sgt Paul Cortez, and Pfc Bryan Howard.

In addition, former soldier Steven Green has been charged in a civilian court and is awaiting trial in a Kentucky jail.
Edited to add more detail when story developed
 
#3
disgusting!
How are the forces ever going to aid peace in Iraq when perverted idiots who are supposed to he helping do things like that!
 
#4
They all deserve to roast in the deepest pits of hell.
 
#6
I just hope that the public has the common sense to see past the inevitable hail of anti coalition forces propoganda that this will result in. These people are in the minority and they are being dealt with.
 
#7
geo7863 said:
Good hope the barstewards fry, in fact they should be sent back to Iraq to be executed there!!
Well according to the British government we now have a democracy in Iraq so send them back for the Iraq justice system to deal with the problem.
In a democratic kinda way.
:x
 
#8
call_me_jack said:
I just hope that the public has the common sense to see past the inevitable hail of anti coalition forces propoganda that this will result in. These people are in the minority and they are being dealt with.
Course they won't see common sense. Expect fire and brimstone to be preached and attacks to go up on the back of this. Another wonderful propaganda opportunity for the "home side" to get us to leave.
 

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