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Texas couple accused of waterboarding 13-year-old boy

KAUFMAN, Texas -- A North Texas woman and her boyfriend face allegations they tied a 13-year-old boy's genitals and subjected him to a punishment known as waterboarding.

A Kaufman County spokesman said Thursday that a man and woman are facing a charge of felony injury to a child.

An affidavit filed by investigators accuses the man of grabbing the boy and holding a towel over his face, as the woman poured water over his mouth and nose. Authorities say the boy told them he was punished for admitting he touched the family dog in an inappropriate way.

Waterboarding is well known as a harsh interrogation technique that has been banned by the United States in questioning terror suspects.

The Associated Press is not naming the accused couple to shield the child's identity.

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