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NOPD officer convicted in 2003 rape of girl, faces life sentence

Michael Thomassie (Source: OPSO) Michael Thomassie (Source: OPSO)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

An Orleans Parish jury on Thursday convicted an NOPD officer of raping his girlfriend's daughter when the victim was 7 years old, according to our partners at NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune.

Michael Thomassie, 41, faces a mandatory life sentence.

The victim, who is now 19, testified Wednesday that Thomassie raped her vaginally and orally in their Algiers home in 2003.

The trial lasted two days.

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