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From Associated Press:
DOJ Questioned About ’05 Iraq Rape Case
By JOHN PORRETTO
Associated Press Writer
HOUSTON — The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee asked the Justice Department on Tuesday to give a full account of its investigation into the alleged rape of a female contract worker in Iraq two years ago.
Jamie Leigh Jones, a former Conroe resident, filed a federal lawsuit in May against Halliburton Co., its former subsidiary, KBR Inc., and others claiming she was raped by co-workers while working for a Halliburton subsidiary at Camp Hope, Baghdad, in 2005.
The Associated Press usually does not identify people who say they have been sexually assaulted, but Jones’ face and name have been broadcast by ABC News and appear on her own Web site.
In a letter dated Tuesday, Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., asked Attorney General Michael Mukasey if his office had investigated Jones’ claims and whether the Justice Department has jurisdiction to prosecute under military provisions of the USA Patriot Act.
Conyers also seeks clarification on a statement from KBR, the military contractor that split from Halliburton in April, that says it had initiated investigations into the alleged assault but later halted the probe.
KBR has said it was “instructed to cease by government authorities because they were assuming sole responsibility for the criminal investigations.”
Justice Department spokesman Peter Carr said Tuesday the agency was reviewing Conyers’ letter. “The Department is investigating this matter and because it’s an ongoing investigation, we are unable to comment further,” Carr said.
Jones’ case got renewed attention this week after ABC News previewed a report of the allegations it plans to air on “20/20” next month.
Jones began working for KBR as an administrative assistant in 2004 when she was 19, but later transferred to Iraq with another Halliburton subsidiary, according to her lawsuit.
The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Beaumont, claims Jones lived in a coed barracks and, after enduring harassment from some of the men in the quarters, was drugged and raped July 28, 2005. Her attackers were Halliburton and KBR firefighters, the suit claims.
The petition says the facility was under direct control of the U.S. government, KBR and Halliburton, collectively.
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