Soldier Charged With Abuse Says He Followed Orders

Davis thanked him for their support and asked for understanding.

"I would like to tell my family that, you know, I'm hanging in there. I hope that everything, the truth gets out and that the American people does not condemn me," he said.

As further claim of his innocence, Davis said he is not in any of the photographs or videotapes which have surfaced of the alleged abuse incidents.

"I was a little upset because all those pictures that are out there have nothing to do with me," he said. "I don't want to have myself being included in those pictures, because you won't see me in any photographs. I didn't take any photographs. I'm not in any of those."

The soldier's parents told him they would stand by him no matter what.

"You know we love you," said his father, Jonathan Davis. "It's going to be all right, you know? Don't worry about a thing."

Davis, Sivits and Frederick were members of the 320th Military Police Battalion which was stationed at Abu Ghraib, the prison where Saddam Hussein's regime tortured and executed thousands of opponents.

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