Joe Morrissey’s work release condition revoked

Posted at 9:37 PM, Dec 18, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-19 13:44:55-05

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- The work release condition of Virginia State Delegate Joe Morrissey's (D – Henrico)  jail sentence has been revoked, according to the Henrico Sheriff's Department. It is revoked until there is an administrative hearing.

This news comes on a day when he announced the resignation from his General Assembly seat. The resignation will not take effect until Jan. 13, 2015.

Joe Morrissey outside a grocery store on Airport Drive (Viewer submitted photo)

Joe Morrissey outside a grocery store on Airport Drive (Viewer submitted photo)

The impetus for the correctional decision, according to law enforcement, was because Morrissey was not at one of the two places he is allowed to be, on Thursday.

He was at a store on Airport Drive, according to law enforcement sources.

Morrissey was sentenced to serve six months in jail after he entered an Alford plea in Henrico Court on charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, but he will not serve that full term. Morrissey did not admit he broke the law, but did admit there was enough evidence to convict him.

The plea came days before Morrissey was scheduled to go on trial on charges of taking indecent liberties with a minor and possession of child pornography. The charges stemmed from allegations Morrissey was involved in an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old member of his legal staff.

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