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Has anyone seen and posted about this? God, if there was ever a need for evidence that military families are cracking under the strain, this is it.

A soldier in Washington State was picked up for wandering the streets threatening to break windows. His 4 year old daughter was found locked in a bathroom of the family home, after apparently having her head held under water by her father after being unable to recite the alphabet. Why am I reading about this on the BBC website? Did anyone see anything about it in a US outlet?

whttp://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8505376.stm

edit - LaurenMonica posted a more detailed diary about this earlier today. I'll leave mine up for people who didn't see the earlier one, but also recommend taking a look at her more detailed post here:US soldier "waterboards" 4 year old daughter
(thanks, efraker)

Better link (thanks indiecam)
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Seattle Times link from demimondian here

Originally posted to blueisland on Mon Feb 08, 2010 at 07:26 PM PST.

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