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December 9, 2004

Adel - A South Georgia doctor is arrested for beating his two-year-old daughter.

Dr. Jason Cox of Adel is charged with cruelty to children. A medical examination showed that his daughter had severe bruising from just above the kidney area to the knees on the front and back of her legs.

Witnesses told police Cox beat the child because she would not say "yes sir."

Cox was denied bond in a hearing Wednesday, but complained of chest pains Wednesday night and was taken to Memorial Hospital of Adel where he remains.

He and his wife have family medicine and obstetrics practices in Adel and Valdosta.

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