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Del. Doctor Accused of Waterboarding Daughter

August 10, 2012  | 

A Delaware pediatrician who has appeared on national television to discuss his research involving near-death experiences with children is charged with endangering the life of his own daughter, who told investigators she was subjected to waterboarding.

Dr. Melvin Morse and his wife, Pauline, were charged with several felony counts Tuesday after their 11-year-old daughter told investigators her father had subjected her to "waterboarding" several times by holding her face under a running faucet.

Waterboarding simulates drowning and it has been used in the past by U.S. interrogators on terror suspects. Many critics call it torture.

Read the full Associated Press story.

Tags: Investigations, Child Endangerment, Odd Crimes, Delaware


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