Girl claims she was "waterboarded"

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Posted: Feb 3, 2014 7:38 PM by Michael Marsh
Updated: Feb 3, 2014 7:38 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: "waterboarded", girl, Delaware, pediatrician, Melvin Morse, trial

GEORGETOWN, DELAWARE- A girl who claims she was "waterboarded" by her mother's boyfriend described how he held her face under a running faucet to punish her.

The 12-year-old testified at the trial of Melvin Morse, a pediatrician, who pleaded not guilty to endangerment and assault charges.

The girl says she was punished for things like spilling milk, shaking an upside-down ketchup bottle, and vomiting into a cat's litter-box after being made to eat too much.

Morse denies he may have been experimenting on the girl after telling police he has researched near-death experiences involving children.

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