Ex-Cop Sentenced To Life For Raping 7-Year-Old Girl Gets His Conviction Overturned Over THIS Stupid Technicality
This is INFURIATING!
Michael Thomassie was sentenced to life in prison in August of 2015 for raping a 7-year-old girl back in 2002… but he's about to get off nearly scot-free.
That's because after only serving a little over a year for the deplorable crime, the 42-year-old former New Orleans police officer just got his conviction overturned by an appeals court on Wednesday for an incredibly enraging technicality.
Even though the victim gave graphic evidence that Michael — who lived with her and her mom at the time — had raped her, a different aspect of the trial altogether is getting the verdict tossed.
Assistant District Attorney Laura Cannizzaro Rodrigue argued to the jury at the time that a text message he sent to his girlfriend telling her he preferred women with shaved pubic hair was indicative of him being "inclined to rape a child."
Thomassie sent the following text to his then-girlfriend regarding her pubic hair situation during the 2015 trial: