( 4UMF NEWS ) Man Waterboards Five-Year-Old:
A Michigan man waterboarded his girlfriend’s 5-year-old son after the boy accidentally ripped a backpack, police said.
Michael Porter allegedly used belts to restrain the child on the back of a footstool at his Flint home May 12, reports NBC 25.
The 30-year-old then allegedly covered the youngster’s face with his underwear and poured water over the fabric to make the boy feel like he was drowning.
Porter is also accused of prodding his partner’s other son, 12, in the chest and throat with a knife. Cops launched an investigation after the younger child was noticed acting differently at school.
Porter was arrested and charged Porter with unlawful imprisonment, child abuse, child abuse in the presence of another child and assault with a dangerous weapon.
He is being held in lieu of $400,000 bond. Both boys have been removed from the home and are now in care. Their mother is not currently facing charges.
Mount Morris police Chief Keith Becker said the investigation was continuing.
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