Busted cou­ple’s pun­ish­ment was pure tor­ture -cops

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ADAD and his new wife are ac­cused of be­ing cruel mon­sters who tor­tured a nineyear-old girl as if she were a ter­ror­ist — wa­ter­board­ing her as pun­ish­ment!

Utah res­i­dents Joseph Mitchell, 29, and wife Ilaria, 28, now face child abuse charges for us­ing the ex­cru­ci­at­ing tor­ture tech­nique — for­bid­den by the U.S. mil­i­tary — on their young daugh­ter, say Provo cops.

The girl re­vealed on three oc­ca­sions her dad and step­mom bound her hands be­hind her back so she was help­less, held her down in the bath­tub, put a towel over her face and ran wa­ter over it while she suf­fo­cated, po­lice say.

“The nine-year-old stated she can­not breathe and it hurts when this hap­pens,” says the po­lice re­port.

Wa­ter­board­ing was a tor­ture used on ter­ror­ists to make them spill their guts un­til 2009, when it was banned by the U.S. gov­ern­ment as be­ing too cruel and in­ef­fec­tive for mil­i­tary use. How­ever, Amer­ica’s spy agen­cies are said to still use the pro­ce­dure!

The girl’s shock­ing pun­ish­ments were dis­cov­ered when the fa­ther took her to Utah Val­ley Hospi­tal to treat an in­jury.

Nurses no­ticed the bind­ing marks on her wrists and, sens­ing some­thing was ter­ri­bly wrong, ques­tioned the kid.

They were shocked by her wa­ter­board­ing con­fes­sion.

The girl also re­vealed other abu­sive pun­ish­ments, in­clud­ing claims she was punched by her step­mother.

Since the ar­rest, the girl is be­ing cared for by state wel­fare au­thor­i­ties.

Her bi­o­log­i­cal mom, Brittany Cal­abrese, who lives in Texas, was dev­as­tated by the tale of cru­elty.

“It was the hard­est thing for me to hear hav­ing to be in Texas,” she says. “She’s nine, nine years old. That is tor­ture of a child.”

Step­momIlaria took part in abuse and also punched child, saycops

Mon­ster dad Joseph Mitchell used tech­nique banned by U.S. mil­i­tary!

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