Pediatrician Accused of Waterboarding His 11-Year-Old While Mom Watched

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Dr. Melvin MorseI thought when President Barack Obama signed the ban on waterboarding, it sent a pretty clear message. Taking an immobilized victim to the brink of drowning is torture, plain and simple. But a couple of parents in Delaware seem to either disagree or just don't care.

Dr. Melvin Morse and his wife Pauline Morse are facing charges for allegedly waterboarding -- get this -- their own daughter. And by daughter, I mean a child who is just 11 years old (they also have a 5-year-old who seems to have escaped the punishment).

The 11-year-old has told police that Dr. Morse, a pediatrician, would hold her head beneath a faucet, forcing water up her nose and across her face -- classic waterboarding techniques. Cops say her mom wouldn't participate, but she wouldn't stop the trauma either.

Ok, now abusing a child is wrong. Period. It doesn't matter how it's done, it's horrific.

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But abusing a child using methods that were actually described by the President of the United States as so heinous they had to be banned? That goes beyond the pale. Waterboarding is so dangerous that the United Nations calls it torture, and calls for rigorous prosecution for anyone practicing it on another human being. People experience a drowning sensation that makes them feel death is imminent, and for some it is ... the process can actually cause what's known as "dry drowning," a death hours after being in water. If they survive, waterboarding victims can still walk away with psychological trauma or even brain damage.

Of course, it can't be coincidence that Dr. Morse is considered an expert (he even showed up on Oprah) in "near death experiences." He's even written two books on it. And what does waterboarding cause, after all? That's right ... near death experiences.

If the allegations against this doctor are true, there is simply no defense for waterboarding his 11-year-old. This is internationally known to be bad. And here we have allegations that someone, a doctor no less, was practicing it in an American home? On a child? Surely the infamy of waterboarding has to be brought in to the courtroom. Unless you've shrouded yourself away from the televisions and the web for decades, surely you've heard how bad this is ... there's no "eh, I didn't realize" defense.

What do you think of the allegations against this doctor?

 

Image via Delaware State Police

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CanCa... CanCan123

ugh thats awful!!!!!!! sick Mo FO!!!!!!!

Betwe... BetweenCourses

What was he thinking?!?! Sad sad sad. Hope the kids get counseling. Mom too. Did she allow it out of fear? I mean if he does that to daughter, what would he do to wife?

nonmember avatar Troy

This man should be put behind bars, just like that shooter from that batman movie should be put to death.

kisse... kisses2miangel

What a sick excuse for parents.  I actually had to look this up because I never heard of it and I am mistied that they did this to their child :(

Maxim... MaximumAsh

I feel like a moron. I had to look this up on Google cuz I got it confused with wake boarding. I was like "how is that torture??" But now I get it lol. This guy needs to be put away

acrog... acrogodess

Too bad for that pesky ban. Then we could waterboard him everyday of the rest of his life

Evaly... EvalynCarnate

In violent cases, especially ones against children I whole heartedly support a "taste of your own medicine" method. These abusers, rapists, and psychotic people should be subject to the same torture they put these poor people through on a daily basis. Its the least that should happen..especially since the death penalty is highly underused in this country.  *sigh*

etk etk

lets not jump down teh moms throat yet...was she allowing it to happen out of fear? if this guy is capable of hurting his children like this, who's to say he doesnt do worse to the mom??

nonmember avatar Leigh Anne

I cannot describe how angry this makes me. My daughter is my life and I would kill someone if they did this to her or anything for that matter. They need to let him in prison and let the prisoners have their way with him first and then stick his head in the toilet until he is almost dead and then fry his ass! As for the mother maybe she was scared. Maybe he threatened her. She must be weak because I would not let anyone do that to my child. Give her the same punishment.

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