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Animal control officer waives preliminary hearing

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Bluefield (WVVA) – The case of a McDowell County Animal Control Officer arrested for sexually assaulting a woman will go before the February grand jury.

Thomas Franklin Cox, 49, waved his right to a preliminary hearing on Friday before magistrate Steve Cox in Welch.

Cox is facing charges of abduction, first degree sexual assault, indecent exposure and battery. The charges were brought on after an adult female filed a complaint earlier this month.

According to police, Cox allegedly assaulted the female while acting in his official capacity as McDowell County Animal Control Officer.

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