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Man accused of child cruelty, beating girl with belt
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Jorge Diego

A Gainesville man was accused of leaving severe bruises on a 14-year-old girl after beating her with a belt, according to authorities.

Diego Jorge Diego, 35, was charged with first-degree child cruelty.

Hall County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Scott Ware said deputies were called out Monday, June 24, to a residence on Williams Street.

“Mr. Diego had beaten his minor daughter ... with a belt, on her back, leaving severe bruising and visible marks,” Ware wrote in a news release.

The deputies arrested Diego and booked him in to the Hall County Jail, where he is being held without bond.

No attorney information was listed for Diego Wednesday, June 26, with Magistrate Court.