A retrial date for an ex-New Orleans cop accused of child rape is set to begin January 22nd.
NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports Michael Thomassie's earlier conviction was overturned on appeal last December because of text messages exchanged with a woman during jury selection that were improperly admitted into evidence.
Sixteen months earlier he had been found guilty of rape and received a life sentence.
Thomassie is accused of raping the seven-year-old daughter of a former girlfriend.
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