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Iraqi who helped US troops convicted of sex attack

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - An Iraqi immigrant who came to the U.S. after helping American soldiers in his home country has been convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman who was seriously injured in the attack.

The Colorado Springs Gazette reports 21-year-old Jasim Mohammed Hasin Ramadon was convicted Tuesday of sexual assault but acquitted of assault.

He faces up to life in prison.

"A Soldier's Promise," a 2009 memoir by Daniel Hendrex, depicted Ramadon as a hero. Hendrex said Ramadon risked his life to provide information to U.S. soldiers.

Authorities say the woman suffered internal bleeding from the 2012 assault involving five Iraqi immigrants. The other four also came to the U.S. after helping Americans.

One was convicted of a sexual offense. The others were convicted of misdemeanors after allegedly lying to police.

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