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Man avoids jail for spanking girl, 1
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A man who faced 12 years in prison for child abuse for whipping his girlfriend’s 1-year-old child will serve no jail time.The man, Cody Lyn Cantrell, 22, was granted a two-year judicial diversion on the charge of aggravated child abuse. He was warned to have no further contact with the victim and must undergo anger management. His criminal record will be erased after two years provided he gets into no more trouble.Cantrell was charged after the toddler’s mother reported finding bruises on the child’s legs and a burn on her thigh.