U.S. soldier arrested on suspicion of espionage

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A 22-year-old U.S. Army soldier based in Alaska is being held without bail on suspicion of espionage.

The Anchorage Daily News reports Spec. William C. Millay was arrested Friday.

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The FBI spokesman for Alaska, Eric Gonzalez, says his agency and military personnel investigated the case. Millay is based at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage. He was held at the Anchorage jail but Gonzalez says Millay will be prosecuted through the military justice system.

Gonzalez says there is no connection between Millay and leaks of information to WikiLeaks.

According to a weekend story in The Army Times, Millay was a military policeman from Owensboro, Kentucky, and was assigned to the 164th Military Police Company. Most members of that company are on a year deployment to Afghanistan that started in March.