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4 year old gets “Mock Waterboarded” for incorrectly reciting her ABC’s

I heard this on the radio while driving to work. I’m sick to my stomach.

Man charged with mock ‘waterboarding’ 4-year-old for not reciting her ABC’s

A Washington state soldier is accused of holding his 4-year-old daughter’s head under the water in the kitchen sink mock “waterboard-style” because she would not recite the alphabet,The News-Tribune reports.

The Tacoma newspaper says Thurston County authorities filed a charge of second-degree assault of child against Joshua Ryan Tabor, 27, from the Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

According to court records, police in Yelm responded to a disturbance after Tabor’s girlfriend reported that Tabor “was irate, intoxicated and walking around the neighborhood with his Kevlar helmet threatening to break windows.”

The girlfriend told Yelm police that Tabor beats his 4-year-old daughter, who had locked herself in a closet, the newspaper says.

The News-Tribune said Tabor, according to court records, told a Yelm police officer that he and his girlfriend had “held (his daughter) down on the counter and submerged her head into the water three or four times until the water came around her forehead and jawline.”

He said that she was face-up during the ordeal, which she was forced to undergo for  “refusing to say her letters.”

Tabor also  told police, the documents show,  that he used this form of “punishment” because the girl is afraid of water.

The News-Tribune said police investigation found that Tabor has had “serious anger issues in the past” and “has taken anger management classes.”

(Posted by Doug Stanglin)

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February 10, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized |

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