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Court-Martial Record: Staff Sergeant Ivan L. Frederick, II (Volume 7 of 8)

May 20, 2004 | DOA | OJAG | ACLU-RDI 1758
This Court Martial record (volume 7 of 8) discusses the court martial proceedings of Staff Sergeant Ivan L. Frederick, II, who was charged for offenses he committed while assigned to the Abu Ghraib Detention Facility on or about November 08, 2003. SSG Frederick was arraigned and charged with a number of offenses, including maltreatment of subordinates, conspiracy, dereliction of duty, assault, and wrongful commission of an indecent act with detainees. Included in the record is the continuation of the Article 32 Investigative Report from volume of 6 of the Court Martial record, motions and an interview of a Psychology Professor regarding the abuse at Abu Ghraib and the photos. When asked about the photos, the Professor stated that "the images are wrose than anything we have seen before, by their vividness, by their variety of poses...by the sexual nature." Also included, is SSG Frederick's offer to plead guilty.
  • 2003-11-04, Abu Ghraib (Baghdad Correctional Facility (BCCF)), Iraq
    • Major General George Fay was appointed to investigate allegations that members of the 205th Military Intelligence Brigade (205 MI BDE) were involved in detainee abuse at the Abu Ghraib Detention Facility. It was reported that six photographs were discovered, which depict Detainee #15 standing on a box with simulated electrical wires attached to his fingers and a hood over his head. The detainee described a female making him stand on the box and telling him if he fell off he would be electrocuted. Also, a recalled a black man putting the wires on his fingers and penis. The CID investigation determine the soldiers to be, SGT J. Davis, SPC Harman, SSG Frederick and CPL Graner were present during the abuse.