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Gwinnett father accused of branding child with heat gun

A Gwinnett County father is accused of branding a child with a heat gun and disfiguring him, according to an arrest warrant.

Tory Gentry, 36, of Snellville, was booked Sunday into the Gwinnett jail on charges of aggravated battery and first-degree cruelty to children, jail records show.

He is being held without bond after allegedly leaving the child with a large burn on his side sometime between June 6 and Nov. 17, 2017.

According to the warrant, the child had unexplained bruises and rib fractures and was diagnosed with Failure to Thrive, a medical condition marked by insufficient weight gain.

The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services has taken custody of the child.

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