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JURY TO BE PICKED IN ASSAULT CASE

Jury selection will start Monday in the trial of Phillip Tracy, 32, of Covington, who is accused of assaulting his girlfriend's baby on three occasions in 1998.

He is charged with three counts of second-degree assault and one count of endangering the welfare of a child.

The child was 19 months old at the time of the first attack in March 1998. She also was attacked twice in May of that year. The girl suffered injuries to the face and body in all three attacks and was hospitalized after the third incident. A conviction on one count of felony second-degree assault carries a prison term of 3 1/2 to 7 years.

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