Virginia Democrat indicted on sex charges over alleged relationship with minor

posted at 8:51 pm on June 30, 2014 by Mary Katharine Ham

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.

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But but but Supreme Court or something!

Good Lt on June 30, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Just the tip of the homo-pedo-democrat triad.

jukin3 on June 30, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Typical dem,someone else’s fault.

docflash on June 30, 2014 at 9:01 PM

A Liberal Democrat Resume’ Enhancer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on June 30, 2014 at 9:01 PM

Fascist-Democrats #waronwomen

rbj on June 30, 2014 at 9:01 PM

Sounds like the type a guy Shrillary would defend.

Flange on June 30, 2014 at 9:01 PM

OOPS!!!!

https://twitter.com/AP

The Associated Press @AP · 1m

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canopfor on June 30, 2014 at 9:04 PM

Sexual assault of minors!

Evi L. Bloggerlady on June 30, 2014 at 9:04 PM

Hobble knobed ………by an old well coifed voyeur

cthemfly on June 30, 2014 at 9:06 PM

she met with Morrissey at his home

I bet she wondered why his Clinton was hanging out in the open

faraway on June 30, 2014 at 9:07 PM

#LeaveOurVaginaAlone

faraway on June 30, 2014 at 9:07 PM

Bet he gets an “atta boy” from Bill Clinton though…

Tim Zank on June 30, 2014 at 9:14 PM

Prayers for the young lady.

I don’t really care about party.

Although the hypocrisy is duly noted.

wolly4321 on June 30, 2014 at 9:16 PM

This guy is a nut.

http://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-4th-circuit/1003289.html

The motion recited that Morrissey had been found guilty on August 15, 2000 of violating 18 U.S.C. § 1001 when he lied to his probation officer about a conversation he had had with one Ted Grivetti.2  It also charged that Morrissey had been found guilty of offering Grivetti free legal services in return for Grivetti’s falsification of a community service report of Morrissey’s hours performed for Habitat for Humanity.   The motion charged that these violations occurred while Morrissey was on probation, and he previously had been suspended from practicing before that court.

Among those incidents, documented by the report of the FRDE counsel and considered in the opinion of the three-judge court from which this appeal is taken, briefly are:

A 1986 fine in the Circuit Court of the City of Richmond for berating the judge and continuing to argue after the court’s ruling;  December, 1987 and May, 1988 fines for three occasions of contempt in the Circuit Court of Henrico County;  two 1990 disciplinary proceedings before the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Committee, one of which was dismissed on terms, the other of which was affirmed;  a July, 1991 sentence of five days in jail for writing a threatening letter to a judge of the General District Court of the City of Richmond;  a December, 1991 reprimand for engaging in a fist fight with opposing counsel in a criminal trial in the Circuit Court of the City of Richmond;  an August, 1993 dismissal upon apology to the trial judge for amending a felony arrest warrant without leave of court;  a 1993 six-month suspension from the practice of law by a three-judge Virginia court for his handling, as Commonwealth’s Attorney, of a guilty plea in a rape case;  an October, 1997 fine and jail sentence in the Circuit Court of Chesterfield County for an angry outburst at the presiding judge during a sentencing hearing;  and the probation revocation proceeding earlier mentioned in this opinion.  

sharrukin on June 30, 2014 at 9:16 PM

Actually, I think this would be a war on girls.

He Who Some Call A Traitor on June 30, 2014 at 9:17 PM

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.

See what you’ve done, Hobby Lobby!? /

Stoic Patriot on June 30, 2014 at 9:18 PM

This should enhance his resume in the D party.

Probably Attorney General or Senator in his future.

Wonder if there is a blue dress?

txdoc on June 30, 2014 at 9:18 PM

Romney once put a dog on the roof of his car.

Bishop on June 30, 2014 at 9:19 PM

He was a lecturer of Law at Portobello College in Ireland from 2001-2002); taught law school at the Dublin Institute of Technology for two years (2001-2003), and in Australia at the University of Adelaide and the University of Western Sydney in 2003 until he was fired for failing to disclose the fact he had been disbarred.[5] New South Wales Bar Association on 26 April 2006 found Mr Morrissey was “not a fit and proper person to be admitted as a legal practitioner”.[6] He earned a master of laws degree with honors at Trinity College, Dublin in 2003.[7]

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wiki piles on… and then

On December 21, 2001, in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Joseph D. Morrissey was disbarred and on April 25, 2003, his license was revoked by the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board.[1] Frequent episodes of unethical, contumacious, or otherwise inappropriate conduct mar Joseph D. Morrissey’s career as prosecutor and private defence attorney,” the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit noted in September 2002. “Evidence … demonstrates Morrissey’s 15-year history of contempt citations, reprimands, fines, suspensions, and even incarcerations arising from unprofessional conduct mostly involving an uncontrollable temper, inappropriate responses to stress and dishonesty.“[5]

On December 16, 2011 The Supreme Court of Virginia approved a Petition for his reinstatement to the Bar,[8] although he remains ineligible to practice in the federal court.

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Pretty sure he threatened the young girl into fornication but I’ll have to look into it more… bring protection of the .45 Cal or 9mm variety when you intend to aggravate this perp.

ExpressoBold on June 30, 2014 at 9:20 PM

#DemsOutOfOurVajayjays

faraway on June 30, 2014 at 9:20 PM

If she’s 17 and lied about her age, I’m not sure it merits prosecution. Am I the only one who thinks that?

TexasDan on June 30, 2014 at 9:23 PM

If Andrew Brietbart was still amongst us,, there would be a dozen more of these outed..

wolly4321 on June 30, 2014 at 9:26 PM

If she’s 17 and lied about her age, I’m not sure it merits prosecution. Am I the only one who thinks that?

TexasDan on June 30, 2014 at 9:23 PM

I think she is at fault too, but if she was employed by him then he knew how old she was unless she was using a fake ID.

sharrukin on June 30, 2014 at 9:26 PM

If its a boy, he’ll get extra credit with democrats.

VorDaj on June 30, 2014 at 9:26 PM

Am I the only one who thinks that?

TexasDan on June 30, 2014 at 9:23 PM

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Got any precedent to back up your opinion?

ExpressoBold on June 30, 2014 at 9:27 PM

If she’s 17 and lied about her age, I’m not sure it merits prosecution. Am I the only one who thinks that?

TexasDan on June 30, 2014 at 9:23 PM

For every job I’ve ever accepted I had to provide proof of identity (plus a background check). It’s willful ignorance (plus against the law, I believe) if they didn’t know.

Mitoch55 on June 30, 2014 at 9:29 PM

Did he tell her to “put a little ice on that”?

Drag $10 bill through a trailer park and there’s all kinds of stuff you’ll stir up.

Not sure why we’re worried about this PERSONAL relationship this guy is having. All you right-wing, hypocritical religious fanatic teabaggers can think about is sex.

oh yeah, and LOOK! SQUIRREL!

MistyLane on June 30, 2014 at 9:30 PM

Is this why Dems need contraceptives?

faraway on June 30, 2014 at 9:30 PM

MeanWhile,..a GOP is caught pulling a Weiner:

News for GOP tweets his penis to porn star
New York Daily News

GOP aide resigns after porn star ex-girlfriend tweets naughty …
Washington Post (blog) ‎- 6 days ago
Steve Stivers (R-Ohio) resigned after a spurned ex-girlfriend tweeted a picture of his penis to the congressman’s official Twitter account.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/reliable-source/wp/2014/06/24/gop-aide-resigns-after-ex-girlfriend-tweets-naughty-pic/
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https://www.google.ca/?gws_rd=cr&ei=GGtcUuuYCOrs2QX52IHgDQ#q=GOP+tweets+his+penis+to+porn+star

canopfor on June 30, 2014 at 9:31 PM

Bob Filner at least had Class!!!

Well, o.k., he didn’t. So when do the Leftists arrive to
defend the indefensible?

ToddPA on June 30, 2014 at 9:32 PM

ExpressoBold on June 30, 2014 at 9:20 PM

I’ll bet anything that the Richmond Times-Dispatch, and every other MSM outlet as well, conveniently “forgot” to even hint at that laundry list in every one of his campaigns since 2008.

Gator Country on June 30, 2014 at 9:34 PM

Bet he gets an “atta boy” from Bill Clinton though…

Tim Zank on June 30, 2014 at 9:14 PM

And a box of Cigars.

ToddPA on June 30, 2014 at 9:34 PM

Try this a third time:

GOP aide resigns after porn star ex-girlfriend tweets naughty pic
June 24 2014
************

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/reliable-source/wp/2014/06/24/gop-aide-resigns-after-ex-girlfriend-tweets-naughty-pic/

canopfor on June 30, 2014 at 9:34 PM

Not sure why we’re worried about this PERSONAL relationship this guy is having. All you right-wing, hypocritical religious fanatic teabaggers can think about is sex.

MistyLane on June 30, 2014 at 9:30 PM

You can count on Dems to defend a child rapist

faraway on June 30, 2014 at 9:37 PM

Morrissey: “B!tch set me up!”

Or was that from some other Democrat?

bofh on June 30, 2014 at 9:39 PM

Awwww, shucks, it’s not like it’s rape, rape, or anything. Or as R.P. McMurphy would say, “she was 15 goin’ on 30, Doc, and she was more than willing, know what I mean?…no man alive…”….

Fact of the matter is that it is incumbent upon the adult to ensure that his sex partner is of legal age. Fake I.D.s are not a legal justification at all. Fry the libiot.

bimmcorp on June 30, 2014 at 9:41 PM

GOP aide resigns after porn star ex-girlfriend tweets naughty pic
June 24 2014

Why would you resign over that? He didn’t do anything wrong did he?

faraway on June 30, 2014 at 9:41 PM

MistyLane on June 30, 2014 at 9:30 PM

Your name is familiar…weren’t you in a movie circa 1979 with John Holmes??

bimmcorp on June 30, 2014 at 9:43 PM

If his name was Ed we’d never have heard of this!

leftnomore on June 30, 2014 at 9:45 PM

Why would you resign over that? He didn’t do anything wrong did he?

faraway on June 30, 2014 at 9:41 PM

Maybe the fact that the picture tweeted was of his penis, that may have had something to do with it. Helps to read the articles, my friend.

bimmcorp on June 30, 2014 at 9:45 PM

canopfor on June 30, 2014 at 9:34 PM

So his ex-girlfriend that actually posted the pics was obviously a Democrat. That’s what Democrats do. So what’s your point?

JohnD13 on June 30, 2014 at 9:47 PM

she’s 17 and lied about her age, I’m not sure it merits prosecution. Am I the only one who thinks that? TexasDan on June 30, 2014 at 9:23 PM

If you are so old, and they are so young, that you can’t tell the difference,,,

Maybe that’s a problem.

wolly4321 on June 30, 2014 at 9:47 PM

Why would you resign over that? He didn’t do anything wrong did he?

faraway on June 30, 2014 at 9:41 PM

Maybe the fact that the picture tweeted was of his genitalia might have something to do with it. Helps to read the article, my friend.
(damned filters)

bimmcorp on June 30, 2014 at 9:47 PM

Drag $10 bill through a trailer park and there’s all kinds of stuff you’ll stir up.

MistyLane on June 30, 2014 at 9:30 PM

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What do you prefer: rod and reel or just a drag line? How do you expect to gain prominence in the Democrat Party if you spend all your time in trailer parks teasing the residents? I may have punched out Joe Morrissey at the entrance to a trailer park in 1977 so you may be defending a big connected nobody.
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Control of the House Delegates is a beautiful thing. If Joe were a Republican you would be whining about the death of the Commonwealth. Democrat Bill Clinton loved him some sexed up intern and lied about it, to the hilarious ridicule of the entire country. I knew that the 17 year old women (who had all the the attributes of women) that I was dating were 17 years old. I took control and precautions, too; personal responsibility rather than “blame the young thing” is my motto.

ExpressoBold on June 30, 2014 at 9:49 PM

Romney once put a dog on the roof of his car.

Bishop on June 30, 2014 at 9:19 PM

And not to be outdone, Barack Obama ate one.

bimmcorp on June 30, 2014 at 9:51 PM

GOP aide resigns after porn star ex-girlfriend tweets naughty pic
June 24 2014

canopfor on June 30, 2014 at 9:34 PM

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Yeah, aide… unelected, eh?

ExpressoBold on June 30, 2014 at 9:52 PM

Apparently Morrissey fancies himself a member of the Kennedy Clan.

GarandFan on June 30, 2014 at 9:55 PM

“B!tch set me up!”

Or was that from some other Democrat?

bofh on June 30, 2014 at 9:39 PM

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LOL
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Good old Barry… I mean Marion Barry, not Barry Ø!!

ExpressoBold on June 30, 2014 at 9:56 PM

You can count on Dems to defend a child rapist

faraway on June 30, 2014 at 9:37 PM

Let me say at the outset that he what he is accused of doing is morally and ethically improper and he should resign immediately if the charges are true. I can’t believe he was elected in the first place, given his history. But having said that, I was surprised that he faces criminal charges for a relationship with a 17-year old. I checked and apparently the age of consent in Virginia is 18, but in most states this would just be loathsome behavior, not a crime.

cam2 on June 30, 2014 at 10:03 PM

I checked and apparently the age of consent in Virginia is 18, but in most states this would just be loathsome behavior, not a crime.

cam2 on June 30, 2014 at 10:03 PM

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There is a “gap” beyond which an older person cannot pass; for instance, if the female is 18 and the make is 26, that is beyond the “gap.” If the participants are 18 and 21, the “gap” is not exceeded. This perv is 56; he exceeds the gap.

ExpressoBold on June 30, 2014 at 10:09 PM

Gator Country on June 30, 2014 at 9:34 PM

Actually, they did. The Times Dispatch is a fairly conservative paper, especially the editorial board. I say fairly conservative.
Where old Joe is concerned, they’ve covered all of his antics over the years. His idiocy is no secret to those who live here.

How’d he get elected? His district includes the city of Richmond for one. As usual, the D always carries the city.

BacaDog on June 30, 2014 at 10:12 PM

Norm not the exception

neyney on June 30, 2014 at 10:12 PM

…I wish he had a different last name!

JugEarsButtHurt on June 30, 2014 at 10:12 PM

. I checked and apparently the age of consent in Virginia is 18, but in most states this would just be loathsome behavior, not a crime.

cam2 on June 30, 2014 at 10:03 PM

There you go. She was 17. It’s against the law here.

BacaDog on June 30, 2014 at 10:16 PM

Not sure why we’re worried about this PERSONAL relationship this guy is having. All you right-wing, hypocritical religious fanatic teabaggers can think about is sex.

MistyLane on June 30, 2014 at 9:30 PM

Well, it’s statutory rape in that state, so it is a crime, but besides that this is a case where the employer should pay for the employee’s birth control.

The only reason a women should expect an old guy to pay for her pills is if they have this sort of relationship.

Do Democrats think this is normal?

Is that why they want all employers to pay for their employee’s contraception?

talkingpoints on June 30, 2014 at 10:17 PM

Hillary offered to defend him and go after the 17yo.

She needs another good laugh.

mankai on June 30, 2014 at 10:37 PM

There you go. She was 17. It’s against the law here.

BacaDog on June 30, 2014 at 10:16 PM

Strange, though, since you can marry in Virginia at 16 (with parental consent, but still).

cam2 on June 30, 2014 at 10:48 PM

ExpressoBold on June 30, 2014 at 10:09 PM

I checked the statute and it looks like there is no gap. An 18 year-old can be convicted of rape for having sex with a 17 year old! Here’s the language:

§ 18.2-371. Causing or encouraging acts rendering children delinquent, abused, etc.; penalty. Any person eighteen years of age or older, including the parent of any child, who

(i) willfully contributes to, encourages, or causes any act, omission, or condition which renders a child delinquent, in need of services, in need of supervision, or abused or neglected as defined in §16.1-228,or

(ii) engages in consensual sexual intercourse with a child fifteen or older not his spouse, child, or grandchild, shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.

cam2 on June 30, 2014 at 10:53 PM

ExpressoBold on June 30, 2014 at 10:09 PM

Here’s the cite:

http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/ofhs/prevention/dsvp/varapelaws/laws_rape.html

cam2 on June 30, 2014 at 10:55 PM

#LOVEISLOVE #LOVEISLOVE #LOVEISLOVE #LOVEISLOVE #LOVEISLOVE #LOVEISLOVE #LOVEISLOVE Why won’t those bigoted SSM activists help this poor guy?

Nutstuyu on June 30, 2014 at 10:58 PM

Morrissey has a long history of erratic behavior, disciplinary actions against him, and allegations of serious wrongdoing which he mostly managed to elude.

He was at one time regarded as a “rising star” prosecutor, but it seemed to go to his head and he thought he was above the law and accountability. That was back when I left Richmond in 1986. Apparently, he neither changed his was nor was called to account for his misbehavior.

Perhaps now he will.

Adjoran on June 30, 2014 at 11:11 PM

A Liberal Democrat Resume’ Enhancer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on June 30, 2014 at 9:01 PM

Indeed.
Sexcapades ruin Republican careers, but since Democrats generally love evil, they publicly say “tsk, tsk” but privately back-slap & high-five.

itsnotaboutme on June 30, 2014 at 11:45 PM

Virginia Democrat indicted on sex charges over alleged relationship with minor

I think i can assert on behalf of all HA readers that Morrissey’s only transgression was being slightly ahead of his time. The same mind set that shrieks for the Redskins to change their name or demands gay pride parades will soon be forcing CHIMO PRIDE (child molester pride demonstrations.)

MaiDee on June 30, 2014 at 11:48 PM

This is a dumb blog posting. The author states had this been a Republican it would be national news. Hmmm. Since we have this handy tool called google and look what I found.

I searched republican accused of rape of minor:

Republican County Constable Larry Dale Floyd was arrested on suspicion of soliciting sex with an 8-year old girl. Floyd has repeatedly won elections for Denton County, Texas, constable. 
Republican judge Mark Pazuhanich pleaded no contest to fondling a 10-year old girl and was sentenced to 10 years probation. 
Republican Party leader Bobby Stumbo was arrested for having sex with a 5-year old boy. 
Republican teacher and former city councilman John Collins pleaded guilty to sexually molesting 13 and 14 year old girls. 
Republican campaign worker Mark Seidensticker is a convicted child molester. 
Republican Mayor Philip Giordano is serving a 37-year sentence in federal prison for sexually abusing 8- and 10-year old girls. 
Republican Mayor John Gosek was arrested on charges of soliciting sex from two 15-year old girls. 
Republican County Commissioner David Swartz pleaded guilty to molesting two girls under the age of 11 and was sentenced to 8 years in prison. 
Republican legislator Edison Misla Aldarondo was sentenced to 10 years in prison for raping his daughter between the ages of 9 and 17. 
Republican Committeeman John R. Curtain was charged with molesting a teenage boy and unlawful sexual contact with a minor. 
Republican anti-abortion activist Howard Scott Heldreth is a convicted child rapist in Florida. 
Republican zoning supervisor, Boy Scout leader and Lutheran church president Dennis L. Rader pleaded guilty to performing a sexual act on an 11-year old girl he murdered. 
Republican anti-abortion activist Nicholas Morency pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography on his computer and offering a bounty to anybody who murders an abortion doctor. 
Republican campaign consultant Tom Shortridge was sentenced to three years probation for taking nude photographs of a 15-year old girl. 
Republican racist pedophile and United States Senator Strom Thurmond had sex with a 15-year old black girl which produced a child. 
Republican pastor Mike Hintz, whom George W. Bush commended during the 2004 presidential campaign, surrendered to police after admitting to a sexual affair with a female juvenile. 
Republican legislator Peter Dibble pleaded no contest to having an inappropriate relationship with a 13-year-old girl. 
Republican advertising consultant Carey Lee Cramer was charged with molesting his 9-year old step-daughter after including her in an anti-Gore television commercial. 
Republican activist Lawrence E. King, Jr. organized child sex parties at the White House during the 1980s. 
Republican lobbyist Craig J. Spence organized child sex parties at the White House during the 1980s. 
Republican Congressman Donald “Buz” Lukens was found guilty of having sex with a female minor and sentenced to one month in jail. 
Republican fundraiser Richard A. Delgaudio was found guilty of child porn charges and paying two teenage girls to pose for sexual photos. 
Republican activist Mark A. Grethen convicted on six counts of sex crimes involving children. 
Republican activist Randal David Ankeney pleaded guilty to attempted sexual assault on a child. 
Republican Congressman Dan Crane had sex with a female minor working as a congressional page. 
Republican activist and Christian Coalition leader Beverly Russell admitted to an incestuous relationship with his step daughter. 
Republican Judge Ronald C. Kline was placed under house arrest for child molestation and possession of child pornography. 
Republican congressman and anti-gay activist Robert Bauman was charged with having sex with a 16-year-old boy he picked up at a gay bar. 
Republican Committee Chairman Jeffrey Patti was arrested for distributing a video clip of a 5-year-old girl being raped. 
Republican activist Marty Glickman (a.k.a. “Republican Marty”), was taken into custody by Florida police on four counts of unlawful sexual activity with an underage girl and one count of delivering the drug LSD. 

I dont think the politics of any criminal has anything to do with anything but I feel like the bloggers here try to play you guys like youre stupid and just fan flames smh

Politricks on July 1, 2014 at 1:29 AM

Soooo, if he’s a Gimmedat then there must be a Blue Dress somewhere.

Missilengr on July 1, 2014 at 1:46 AM

Oops!
Someone obviously in need of serious mental health counseling.

Another Drew on July 1, 2014 at 1:57 AM

Politricks on July 1, 2014 at 1:29 AM

Exactly what did your search prove. Or disprove?

Cindy Munford on July 1, 2014 at 2:43 AM

No war on Women here!

1) he’s a Democrat

2) she’s a girl not a woman.

That’s why the MSM is overlooking this.

jaydee_007 on July 1, 2014 at 5:01 AM

If she’s 17 and lied about her age, I’m not sure it merits prosecution. Am I the only one who thinks that?

TexasDan on June 30, 2014 at 9:23 PM

She worked in his office. You think he’d get some kind of proof of DoB during the hiring process.

Grammar Nazi on July 1, 2014 at 7:21 AM

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.

Ladies and gentlemen, I do believe we have found just the man to challenge Hillary! in the Dem primaries.

dreadnought62 on July 1, 2014 at 9:25 AM

I dont think the politics of any criminal has anything to do with anything but I feel like the bloggers here try to play you guys like youre stupid and just fan flames smh

Politricks on July 1, 2014 at 1:29 AM

Ummmm…you actually proved MKH’s point. A GOP pol gets caught with his trousers down and you’ll have no trouble finding it on a Google search because they’re never shy about identifying a Republican by party when it comes to such trangressions.

Remember how various news outlets were sitting on the stories about Monica Lewinsky and John Edwards’ love child because they just weren’t of interest? Ever wonder why? Hint: the persons involved were Democrats.

dreadnought62 on July 1, 2014 at 9:30 AM

She was just 17, and you know what I mean. I saw her standing there by the copy machine.

ezspirit on July 1, 2014 at 9:41 AM

She worked in his office. You think he’d get some kind of proof of DoB during the hiring process.

Grammar Nazi on July 1, 2014 at 7:21 AM

Apparently, the whole office knew. They were both texting pics to their friends, and he bought her a car.

ezspirit on July 1, 2014 at 9:43 AM

Joe Morrissey has always been an embarrassment to my city. Various people have gone through the laundry list of offenses he’s committed, yet still no one mentioned the worst – his conviction on assault charges.

In 1999 Morrissey attacked Gary Wycoff and allegedly threatened to kill him. He was found guilty of assault and was additionally slapped with a $1 million civil penalty, which was later reduced by half.

Wycoff, Morrissey’s victim, said in a court filing that argued against the penalty reduction that Morrissey beat him after promising, “I’m going to kill you. I’m going to beat your head in.”

When Wycoff attempted to flee, his court filing said, Morrissey “grabbed [his] head by the hair and smashed his head into the corner of a brick wall. Morrissey inflicted such fear and pain that Wycoff believed Morrissey was going to kill him.”

Slab Bulkhead on July 1, 2014 at 10:13 AM

Virginia Democrat indicted on sex charges over alleged relationship with minor
posted at 8:51 pm on June 30, 2014 by Mary Katharine Ham

MKH –
Do the facts here regarding this jackass really merit such a sensational headline?
Technically correct…but dang misleading.
But I guess you did get around to mentioning a significant detail…at the end.

verbaluce on July 1, 2014 at 12:09 PM

Politricks on July 1, 2014 at 1:29 AM

Exactly what did your search prove. Or disprove?

Cindy Munford on July 1, 2014 at 2:43 AM

Well, the cases he mentions would be deserving of MKH’s alarming headline here. I’m sure you could as easily find cases with Dems involved.
(Nothing for anyone to celebrate.)

verbaluce on July 1, 2014 at 12:12 PM

Cindy,

Mary K said “has this person been a Republican itd be national news” none of those long list of names I posted was national news. Also since both Republicans and Democrats are large tents that house sick people I dont get the point about posting something like this on a political site. Its not as if only democrats or only republicans have child molesters in their ranks.

To the guy who said this proves the point because this information is easily available. I suggest you learn how to use google. Theres no massive Government conspiracy keeping democratic child molesters names off of search engines either.

The bloggers on this site dont count on you guys to fact check anything they say, I do all the time.

Politricks on July 1, 2014 at 12:35 PM

cam2 on June 30, 2014 at 10:53 PM

So they are getting him for contributing to the delinquency under (i) rather than statutory (sub (ii)). The felony counts must be for the porn.

MajorKong on July 1, 2014 at 12:39 PM

§ 18.2-371. Causing or encouraging acts rendering children delinquent, abused, etc.; penalty. Any person eighteen years of age or older, including the parent of any child, who
(…)
(ii) engages in consensual sexual intercourse with a child fifteen or older not his spouse, child, or grandchild, shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.

cam2 on June 30, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Umm… hang on there.
So it’s not a crime to “engage in c. s. i. with a child 15 or older”, if they ARE his child, or grandchild?

Well, that’s interesting.

ReggieA on July 2, 2014 at 2:40 PM