Charles Graner

Soldier, Military Person

1968 –

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Who is Charles Graner?

Specialist Charles A. Graner, Jr., is a former member of the U.S. Army reserve who was convicted of prisoner abuse in connection with the 2003–2004 Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal. Graner, with other soldiers from his unit, the 372nd Military Police Company, was accused of allowing and inflicting sexual, physical, and psychological abuse of Iraqi prisoners of war in Abu Ghraib Prison, a notorious prison in Baghdad during the United States' occupation of Iraq. He was also convicted of conspiracy to maltreat detainees, failing to protect detainees from abuse, cruelty, and maltreatment, as well as charges of assault, indecency, and dereliction of duty. He was found guilty of all charges on January 14, 2005, and sentenced to 10 years in prison, demotion to private, dishonorable discharge and forfeiture of pay and allowances. Charges of adultery and obstruction of justice were dropped before trial. On August 6, 2011, Graner was released from the United States Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas after serving six and a half years of his ten-year sentence.

Graner held the rank of specialist in the company during his tour of duty in Iraq.

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Born
1968
Pittsburgh
Also known as
  • Charles A. Graner, Jr.
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Baldwin High School
  • University of Pittsburgh
Employment
  • United States Army
    (2001 - 2005)
  • US Marines
Lived in
  • Greene County
  • Butler

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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