England was one of seven members of the Maryland-based 372nd Military Police Company charged with humiliating and assaulting prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison, near Baghdad. England became a sort of poster child for the abuse scandal after photos depicting the abuse of inmates surfaced. In addition to the leash photo, one photo showed England smiling and giving a thumbs-up sign as she posed beside a pyramid of nude prisoners. Another showed her smoking a cigarette, smiling and pointing at a naked inmate's genitals.
Graner was convicted of abuse charges in January and sentenced to 10 years in prison. Although he is said to be the father of England's son, last month he married another Abu Ghraib defendant, former Spc. Megan Ambuhl. Ambuhl and three other members of the 372nd have pleaded guilty in the case. The final defendant, Spc. Sabrina Harman, is scheduled to go to trial at Fort Hood next week.
The plea agreement spares England a potentially much longer sentence and a humiliating trial that would have forced her to defend those pictures yet again. But Scott Silliman, a professor at the Duke University School of Law, said the military likely was also anxious to close her case with as little drama as possible.
"You've got a young lady with a child," said Silliman. "It's not the best case for the government to prosecute -- not nearly as good as Graner's case. I think they'd like to move past this case, close out these courts-martial on Abu Ghraib, and move on to other things."
ABC News' Bob Woodruff filed this report for "World News Tonight."