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Virginia Delegate Joe Morrissey (57 years old) pleads to one misdemeanor offense today when he was facing multiple felonies for sex and for “sexting” with a 17 year old employee who lied about her age.
Did the 17 year old female lie about her age? Yes she did? But under
of a Minor while in a Custodial Relationship: https://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+cod+18.2-370.1
Mr. Morrissey was in a supervisory position of a minor (employee) and that IS a crime in Virginia....
Plus the "texts" soliciting sexual image(s) from the 17 year old female, Delegate Morrissey then possessed the sexual image(s) and finally Delegate Morrissey distributed (shared) the sexual image(s), all child pornography crimes per Virginia law- § 18.2-374.1:1. § 18.2-374.3. The law is the law. Even if we are working on reforming specific statutes...... the Rule of Law must be applied equally to every citizen and our justice system should NOT play favorites or grant special exceptions for elected officials or people of influence. No one is above the law! But based on this plea deal, our Delegates are.
Anyone other than a
Morrissey to address demands by McAuliffe, Democrats that he resign, December 14, 2014
A two-thirds majority vote of the House is required to expel a member.