The sentencing phase begins Tuesday for Army Private Lynndie England, who was convicted of abusing detainees at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison.

On Monday, a military jury in Fort Hood, Texas, found her guilty of maltreating detainees, committing an indecent act, and conspiracy. She faces up to 10 years in prison.

England became a central figure in the scandal after photographs emerged of her humiliating prisoners. She is seen grinning, and in one picture, holding a leash around the neck of a naked prisoner.

Her lawyers argued she is overly compliant and was easily controlled by the accused ringleader of the abuse, then-Specialist Charles Graner, who is now serving a 10-year prison sentence.

Early this year, England pleaded guilty to abuse charges as part of a plea bargain, but a judge later canceled the deal and ordered the case to trial.

Some information for this report provided by AP.