Soldier Admits to Waterboarding 4-Year-Old Daughter Because She Could Not Recite Alphabet
Here's a horrific story: A 27-year-old soldier in Tacoma, Washington has allegedly admitted to police that he waterboarded his four-year-old daughter -- mere weeks after winning custody of her -- because she could not recite the alphabet.
According to the UK Daily Mail, the soldier, Joshua Tabor, "admitted to police he had used the CIA torture technique because he was so angry."
As his daughter 'squirmed' to get away, Tabor said he submerged her face three or four times until the water was lapping around her forehead and jawline.
It's not clear whether Tabor has served in Iraq or Afghanistan -- the soldiers at his military base have served in both -- but there's little doubt that he is a very disturbed individual. Tabor was initially arrested after "being seen walking around his neighborhood wearing a Kevlar military helmet and threatening to break windows."
Police discovered the alleged waterboarding when they went to his home in the Tacoma suburb of Yelm and spoke to his girlfriend.
She told them about the alleged torture and the terrified girl was found hiding in a closet, with bruising on her back and scratch marks on her neck and throat.
Asked how she got the bruises, the girl is said to have replied: 'Daddy did it.'
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