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Delaware Doctor Denies Waterboarding Allegations

GEORGETOWN, Del. -

A Delaware pediatrician is denying allegations that he waterboarded his 11-year-old stepdaughter as part of his research into near-death experiences involving children.

In an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday, Dr. Melvin Morse questioned how anyone could do such a thing. He also said he has not done near-death research in 15 years.

Morse made the comments while awaiting a preliminary hearing on felony charges of child endangerment and conspiracy. Both he and the girl's mother, Pauline, waived their rights to preliminary hearings. Their case now goes to Superior Court.

Police suggested in a search warrant affidavit that Morse may have been experimenting on his stepdaughter as part his research into near-death experiences by bringing her "to a possible near death state from the simulation of drowning."

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