Ruben Colon

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Ruben Colon was a US soldier who was charged with waterboarding a foster son his family was housing as punishment for wetting his bed.[1] He is the second soldier from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, near Yelm, Washington, to face charges for waterboarding their children.[2] Joshua Tabor, had been charged with waterboarding his daughter, just a few months prior.


  1. Caleb Hannan (2010-08-26). "There are appropriate ways and inappropriate ways to deal with a kid". Seattle Weekly. Retrieved 2019-08-11. 
  2. Jeremy Pawloski (2010-08-26). "Soldier guilty of child abuse". The Olympian. Retrieved 2019-08-11. "In return for Tabor’s plea, a prosecutor agreed to amend Tabor’s charges from second-degree child assault to third-degree child assault and recommended that he serve two years of community service and two years of community custody under the state Department of Corrections."