Friday, August 10, 2012

Dr Melvin Morse waterboarded his daughter, 11, FOUR times while her mother stood by'

A pediatrician who is an eminent researcher in near-death experiences in children has been accused of 'waterboarding' his 11-year-old daughter as punishment while his wife stood by and watched.

Dr Melvin Morse, a published author who has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show and Larry King, allegedly held the girl's face under a running faucet on four occasions for as long as five minutes.

Authorities were alerted to the alleged abuse at the Sussex, Delaware home after a neighbour called police to say Morse had dragged the girl by her ankles across their driveway and spanked her

Officials arrested Morse, 58, after the incident on July 12 but he was released on $750 bail.

On August 6, the girl was interviewed at the Child Advocacy Center and talked about a punishment her father called 'waterboarding', the Delaware State Police told The News Journal in Delaware. Read More