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Virginia Democrat indicted on sex charges over alleged relationship with minor
Hot Air ^ | June 30, 2014 | Mary Katharine Ham

Posted on 06/30/2014 8:23:42 PM PDT by Cheerio

While the national media is busy convincing the American electorate that the Supreme Court ruled that no one can ever touch a birth control pill ever again because the GOP hates women, let me present to you a story that would be a national outrage emblematic of half the country’s values…if it involved a Republican.

Credit to the Richmond Times-Dispatch for at least getting the “D” in the lede.

HENRICO — A special grand jury today issued five indictments against Del. Joseph D. Morrissey, D-Henrico, adding to a long political and legal career marked by controversy, sanctions and, now, allegations of illicit sex.

The charges by the grand jury meeting in Henrico include felony counts of indecent liberties with a minor, possession of pornographic images of an underage female and of solicitation to obtain the images.

“He had sex with her twice in his law office and texted someone about it,” special prosecutor William Neely said.

Morrissey also was indicted on a felony charge of distribution of child pornography and a misdemeanor charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Morrissey has been in the Virginia House of Delegates since 2008 despite a couple other odd incidents in his history. This indictment comes after months of interviews. The father of a 17-year-old secretary to Morrissey triggered the investigation when he reported being concerned about her relationship with the politician:

The young woman, Morrissey and his team of lawyers later argued, was a secretary in Morrissey’s law office who falsely had claimed she was 22 years old. Anthony Troy, a former state attorney general and Morrissey’s lawyer, told reporters that Morrissey and the young woman had an appropriate, professional relationship and that when she met with Morrissey at his home in late August wanted to talk about personal problems within her family.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: dem
Amazing to see a story identifying the perp as a DEM.
1 posted on 06/30/2014 8:23:42 PM PDT by Cheerio
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To: Cheerio

Well, there’s Hillary’s running mate.


2 posted on 06/30/2014 8:24:22 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Cheerio

At least he was diddling a female....


3 posted on 06/30/2014 8:25:35 PM PDT by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: lightman

On second thought, that probably offends more of the Donk base than if he’d been doing a teen male.


4 posted on 06/30/2014 8:26:48 PM PDT by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: Cheerio

I don’t know about that one. The girl worked in his office and got the job by lying and saying she was 22. It turns out she was 17.

I don’t know about you, but “back in the day” I wasn’t checking the driver’s licenses of the girls I would “take out” ... :-) ...


5 posted on 06/30/2014 8:33:02 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Cheerio

The media will call it “Youth Outreach.”


6 posted on 06/30/2014 8:35:50 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Star Traveler

I agree. If she was working in his office, and claimed to be of age, no one would have any reason not to believe her. This might almost be a set-up. I’m no fan of any Democrat, but... this one’s a little hinky.


7 posted on 06/30/2014 8:36:22 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: Cheerio

The DemocRAT Party. Where every day is “hump” day!


8 posted on 06/30/2014 8:37:14 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: Star Traveler

Oh wait, he’s 56. Hm. Shouldn’t be going after a 22 year old, really. Sigh. Oh well, he’s on his own.


9 posted on 06/30/2014 8:38:20 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: Cheerio

When I saw the molested minor was a female I figured the perp couldn’t really be a democrat.


10 posted on 06/30/2014 8:42:27 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: A_perfect_lady

That doesn’t make too much difference “socially” these days ... and I know it doesn’t make a bit of difference “legally”.


11 posted on 06/30/2014 8:44:16 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Cheerio

If this part of the article is accurate, then he was likely framed.

Here’s the quote(sentence numbers in brackets added by me):
[1.] “The young woman, Morrissey and his team of lawyers later argued, was a secretary in Morrissey’s law office who falsely had claimed she was 22 years old. [2a.] Anthony Troy, a former state attorney general and Morrissey’s lawyer, told reporters that Morrissey and the young woman had an appropriate, professional relationship and that [2b.] when she met with Morrissey at his home in late August wanted to talk about personal problems within her family.”

1. The “Sweet Thang” lied about her age, falsely claiming she was not a minor.

2. The relationship was proper/professional until “Sweet Thang” apparently changed it “when she met with Morrissey at his home in late August”.

3. Supposedly she “wanted to talk about personal problems within her family.”

One wonders why she went to the Democrats home for a discussion. Was this her idea, or his.

Given that both the Democrat and probably the alleged “victim” may be reasonably be assumed to be real Democrats - I suspect both, but Sweet Thang’s story seems to be a crude attempt to place blame on the lawyer for the sexual relationship which she well may have lied her way into.

I find it disconcerting to be raising the aforementioned issues on behalf of a Democrat, a politician, and a lawyer. None are desirable life forms in my opinion, but this just reeks of a daughter caught by Daddy in an affair and trying to set the blame on the male.


12 posted on 06/30/2014 8:51:52 PM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est. Because of what Islam is - and for what Muslims do.)
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To: Cheerio

““He had sex with her twice in his law office and texted someone about it,” special prosecutor William Neely said.”

Why do Democrats have these urges to incriminate themselves through electronic means? I know they’re pompous idiots who believe themselves above the law, but does self-preservation mean nothing to them??


13 posted on 06/30/2014 8:59:10 PM PDT by Politicalkiddo (The more helpless the victim, the more hideous the assault.)
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To: Star Traveler

I know, but... it’s yucky. I swear, a lot of men just lose their minds when they reach their mid-40s. It’s like the sex-drive shifts into “mindlessly desperate and shamelessly creepy.”


14 posted on 06/30/2014 9:04:03 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: Politicalkiddo

What would he be doing to incriminate himself? It’s not illegal to have sex with a 22-year old girl ...


15 posted on 06/30/2014 9:09:19 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: A_perfect_lady

Oh wait, he’s 56. Hm. Shouldn’t be going after a 22 year old, really. Sigh. Oh well, he’s on his own.

There is an adage, “There’s no fool like an old fool”.


16 posted on 06/30/2014 9:29:17 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Cheerio

Knowing the Dems they will take it as an indicator of a trend in lifestyle choices.

Perhaps the next executive order will be to lower the age of consent...


17 posted on 06/30/2014 9:31:12 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: The Antiyuppie
Lessee: according to adage, a man should have a lover that is his age, divided by half, and add 7 years.

56 divided by half plus seven equals 35.

The gay adage equals your age, minus 40.

18 posted on 06/30/2014 9:53:43 PM PDT by boop (I just wanted a President. But I got a rock.)
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To: A_perfect_lady

56 - 22 = 34
34 +7 = 41
41 divided by 2 = 20.5

He’s good to go.


19 posted on 06/30/2014 10:22:12 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin
No, no, it's half your age plus 7. So... 56/2=28+7=35. He is not good to go.

Now, if it was half your age MINUS 7, well. He'd be golden.

20 posted on 06/30/2014 10:28:45 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: A_perfect_lady

No......22 is okay for this guy.

More power to him.

17, on the other hand, is NOT okay.


21 posted on 06/30/2014 10:36:54 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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