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Joe Morrissey could face forgery, perjury charges again

Posted at 7:20 PM, Jun 12, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-13 15:02:24-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Former delegate Joe Morrissey could face forgery and perjury charges again.

Last year Morrissey served time for taking indecent liberties with his former underage employee, Myrna Pride who he has since admitted having a relationship with, but not until she turned 18. The couple recently announced he is the father of her child.

Joe Morrissey, Myra (PHOTO: Joe Morrissey)

Joe Morrissey, Myra (PHOTO: Joe Morrissey)

Soon after, Morrissey was accused of falsifying documents related to Pride's father not paying child support.

Earlier this year, a Henrico judge dismissed the charges, but the prosecution sought to bring them back. The Virginia Court of Appeals has agreed to hear their argument regarding the dismissed charges.

Additionally Governor Terry McAuliffe said a special election will be held on July 21 for the special election to fill Morrissey’s seat in the House of Delegates.

Morrissey moved out of the 74th House District to run for state senate but didn't make it on the ballot.

No word on when the hearing would take place.