Va. Delegate Joe Morrissey indicted on 4 felonies

WASHINGTON – A grand jury indicted Virginia Del. Joe Morrissey on four felony counts, including forgery, CBS 6 reports.

The Henrico grand jury indicted him on charges of forgery and perjury related to a document used in his recent trial on contributing to the delinquency of a minor charges.

The indictments are for the following charges:

  • Felony uttering a forged public record;
  • Felony conspiracy to utter forged record;
  • Felony inducing perjury
  • Perjury.

Morrissey, who was re-elected while serving a six-month sentence for a sex scandal conviction, is scheduled to appear in court on the new charges Feb. 9.

Morrissey was convicted last month of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Prosecutors accused him of having sex with a 17-year-old girl who worked for him as a receptionist. Morrissey and the teenager, now 18 and pregnant, have denied it.

The alleged forged document was purportedly a court order involving the family of the teenager, The Washington Post and CBS 6 report.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. Follow @WTOP on Twitter and WTOP on Facebook.


Valerie Bonk

Valerie Bonk started working at WTOP in 2016 and has lived in Howard County, Maryland, her entire life. She's thrilled to be a reporter for WTOP telling stories on air. She works as both a television and radio reporter in the Maryland and D.C. areas. 

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