A prominent pediatrician could get 10 years in prison for waterboarding his 11-year-old stepdaughter.
A jury in Delaware convicted Melvin Morse of reckless endangerment, third-degree assault and four other charges.
Pauline Morse, the stepdaughter’s mother, pleaded guilty last year to misdemeanor endangerment charges and testified against Morse, USA Today reports. Pauline and her daughter, who is now 12, testified that Morse used waterboarding as a threat or a form of punishment.
The stepdaughter Morse also tried to suffocate her four times and that he dragged her across a gravel driveway, and kept her for long periods in a room with no access to a bathroom.
Morse claims that the girl made it all up.
Sentencing was set for April 11.