FT Lewis soldier pleads not guilty to water torture

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — An Army sergeant accused of water torturing his 4-year-old daughter has pleaded not guilty in Tacoma to an assault charge.

KOMO News reports Joshua Tabor was released from custody on $10,000 bail after Tuesday’s arraignment in Pierce County Superior Court. He is confined to Joint Base Lewis McChord. The 27-year-old veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan wars is a helicopter mechanic.

Tabor is accused of pulling his daughter’s head backward into the kitchen sink at their home in Yelm on Jan. 31 because she would not recite her ABCs.

Yelm Police Chief Todd Stancil said Tabor knew she was afraid of water and thought it was an appropriate punishment.

She has been place in the care of her maternal grandparents.


Information from: KOMO-TV, http://www.komotv.com/

My only question would be Did Dick Cheney classify her as an enemy combatant? How can this guy be released on bail?