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Pediatrician 'waterboards' own daughter

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by joseephuss, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    http://www.htrnews.com/article/20120810/MAN0101/308100220/Pediatrician-waterboards-own-daughter

    Pediatrician 'waterboards' own daughter

    WILMINGTON, DEL. — A Delaware pediatrician and his wife are facing felony charges after their 11-year-old daughter told police her father had repeatedly subjected her to “waterboarding” while her mother stood by.

    Dr. Melvin L. Morse, 58, and his wife, Pauline, 40, of Georgetown, Del., were each charged with four felony counts of first-degree reckless endangering, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and felony conspiracy, said state police spokesman Master Cpl. Gary Fournier.

    Their children, girls ages 5 and 11, are in the care of the state Division of Family Services, state police said.

    The investigation started July 12 when state troopers received a 911 call from a neighbor about a domestic dispute at the couple’s home. The Morses’ daughter went to the neighbor after Melvin Morse reportedly grabbed her by the ankle and dragged her across a gravel driveway, Fournier said.

    According to court documents, the 11-year-old told detectives and social workers that between May 2009 and May 2011 her father had disciplined her by what he called “waterboarding” — holding the daughter’s face under running water, causing the water to fill her nostrils and over her face.
     
  2. StevenOtero

    StevenOtero Well-Known Member

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    Wow, both the mother and father are worthless scum.
     
  3. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Hunka Hunka Burning BP Staff Member

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    Tread careful...resist the urge to turn it political.:cool:
     
  4. 03EBZ06

    03EBZ06 Need2Speed

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    Hope those two d-bags receive maximum prison time. I don't understand how some parents can be so cruel toward their kids, unbelievable.
     
  5. iceberg

    iceberg it's business, this emotional game Zone Supporter

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    while it sounds bad, are there more facts on this? the claim of an 11 year old needs to be vetted out before we just hang the parents. not saying the 11 year old is making it up, exaggurating, or the like - just simply don't know.

    but kids have lied before.

    anxious to hear more on this. i'll go look at the link here in a bit.
     
  6. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    If this is true then I hope the parents get a nice long vacation in a maximum security pen. People like that, if this turns out to be true, absolutely do not deserve the priveledge and honor of having children.
     
  7. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    You probably didn't believe the young girls who said there were witches in Salem.
     
  8. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Has an 11 year old girl ever even heard of waterboarding, much less describe it, even further less likely is choose this type of torture as the lie of what her father was doing to her?

    Combine this with the fact that the father was seen dragging his daughter across a gravel driveway by her ankle.

    I'm going to go with the more plausible explanation. She isn't lying.
     
  9. iceberg

    iceberg it's business, this emotional game Zone Supporter

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    guys, i'm not saying it didn't happen, but when i read the story, NONE of it was anything than being based on what the 11 year old said.

    i also see it says it was reported it happened but i can't tell by who. did the neighbor see it or did the 11 year old say it happened.

    all i'm after are more facts. that's all.
     
  10. Joe Rod

    Joe Rod When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong Zone Supporter

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    That approach seems reasonable, which is why you should be banned until you remember where you are at. :laugh2:
     
  11. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    You couldn't tell I was joking in my response?
     
  12. iceberg

    iceberg it's business, this emotional game Zone Supporter

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    well no. there WERE witches back then. :)

    and now but they hide better.
     
  13. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Most masquerade as "wives" these days. :laugh2:
     

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