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Croom Child Rape Conviction Reversed

By 7 Eyewitness News Staff
By news@wbbjtv.com

A Jackson man sentenced to 50-years for repeatedly raping his live-in girlfriend's 8-year-old daughter will get a new trial.

Bobby Joe Croom was convicted in October 2010 on three counts each of rape of a child and aggravated sexual battery.

The court of criminal appeals dismissed two of the rape convictions and two of the aggravated sexual battery convictions because the child could not give exact dates during the trial of when the attacks happened, only said it happened a lot.

Croom will be retried on one count each of rape and aggravated sexual battery.