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    Pediatrician Accused Of Waterboarding Daughter


    by NTDTelevision

    He's known for his research into near-death experiences. Now Pediatrician Melvin Morse is facing accusations of waterboarding his 11-year-old daughter.

    [Joe Hurley, Melvin Morse's Attorney]
    "Ask yourself how you would be if you were being dragged through the mud, you have had a good reputation as a fine physician"

    The 58-year-old doctor and his wife Pauline were arrested in their Delaware home on charges of conspiracy and endangering the welfare of a child.

    His attorney responded to accusations his client waterboarded his daughter four times over a two year period.

    [Joe Hurley, Melvin Morse's Attorney]
    "I have no idea what happened, I have never asked him. Absolutely not. And I explained to him as I explained to you because most people say 'what did he say,' I don't want to know his truth until I hear what their version is"

    He also acknowledged the highly charged nature of the accusations.

    [Joe Hurley, Melvin Morse's Attorney]
    "So waterboarding has a distinct emotional pull immediately when you hear it. It makes you think of bad, bad, bad people, and that attaches to you to some degree."

    Morse and his wife were released on bail and will be arraigned in the next few weeks.