Man accused of waterboarding girlfriend’s 5-year-old sonBy Mason White 10:01 AM May 19, 2015
By: Feng Qian
A man is accused of placing a pair of underwear on the head of a young boy before waterboarding him.
The man of Michigan, was charged with child abuse after police said that he waterboarded the 5-year-old boy as a punishment.
30-year-old Michael Porter has been charged with unlawful imprisonment, second-degree child abuse, child abuse in the presence of another child, assault with a dangerous weapon, and third-degree child abuse.
Porter is accused of restricting his girlfriend’s son with belts before leaning him over a stool and pouring water on his face, which was covered with underwear. Police said that Porter tortured the child because he ripped his backpack.
The woman’s 5-years-old son and his brother, 12, have been removed from the home
Porter is being held on $400,000 bail.