Doctor accused of "waterboarding" daughter

7:40 PM, Aug 9, 2012   |    comments
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By RANDALL CHASE, Associated Press

DOVER, DE (AP) - A pediatrician who researches near-death experiences involving children has been suspended by Delaware officials after his daughter told investigators she was subjected to waterboarding.

Dr. Melvin Morse and his wife were arrested this week on felony counts of conspiracy and reckless endangering involving their two daughters, ages 6 and 11.

State medical officials said Thursday that Morse would present a "clear and immediate danger" to public health if allowed to continue practicing medicine.

Morse has written several books and articles on paranormal science and near-death experiences involving children. He has appeared on shows such as "Larry King Live" and the "Oprah Winfrey Show" to discuss his research.

Waterboarding simulates drowning and it has been used in the past by U.S. interrogators on terror suspects. Many critics call it torture.

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