Virginia lawmaker in teen sex case withholds decision on future

STATE-NEWSRICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ A Virginia legislator who made a recent plea in a teen sex case says he will wait to decide on his political future. Del. Joseph Dee Morrissey, D-Henrico, spoke after attending church services Sunday in Richmond. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports Morrissey says he was “disappointed” that Gov. Terry McAuliffe and other legislative leaders urged him to resign. Morrissey entered an Alford plea Friday to a misdemeanor count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. In an Alford plea, a defendant acknowledges there’s sufficient evidence for a conviction but doesn’t admit guilt. Morrissey was sentenced to 12 months in jail with six suspended. His attorney, Anthony Troy, says Morrissey will ultimately serve three months.

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