Attorney General seeks third trail for molestation case

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VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - Attorney General Jim Hood says he'll seek a third criminal trial in Warren County, probably in 2011, for Dane Davenport.

Hood tells the Vicksburg Post that Davenport will face four counts of fondling a child younger than 14 on which jurors could not agree when his second trial ended March 5. The same jury acquitted him of five counts of child sexual battery and molestation in the same indictment.

Davenport's first Warren County trial, in September 2008, resulted in a deadlocked jury. Davenport also was acquitted in 2009 on a related molestation charge in Oktibbeha County.

Davenport has been on unpaid administrative leave since his nine-count indictment in January 2008.

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