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US soldier gets 110yrs for rape of Iraqi girl and murder of her family

Published 05/08/2007

A US soldier convicted in the gang rape and murder of an Iraqi girl and the killing of her family has been sentenced to 110 years in prison.

Private Jesse Spielman received a dishonourable discharge by a military court in Kentucky.

The 22 year old was one of five troops charged over the attack on the family in a town south of Baghdad in March 2006.

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