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DECATUR — Police said a 30-year-old Decatur man was arrested after beating his 13-year-old daughter with a cord.

Decatur police Sgt. Chris Copeland said officers were sent at 12:34 a.m. Sunday to the 1300 block of North Union Street after a caller told a dispatcher that a man hit his daughter numerous times with an extension cord.

When police arrived, officers saw multiple welts on the girl's left arm and both of her legs, Copeland said. A few of the lashings on her right leg broke the skin and were bleeding, he said.

He said the girl was hit at least 10 times with the cord.

The man was arrested and booked into the Macon County Jail in lieu of $60,000 bond. He is facing preliminary charges of domestic battery and aggravated battery to a child, which are subject to review by the Macon County State's Attorney's Office.

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