Del­e­gate Rick Mor­ris de­fends him­self in Face­book state­ment

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After re­porters were banned from his re­cent child abuse hear­ing, Del­e­gate Rick Mor­ris posted a state­ment on Face­book to sup­port­ers say­ing he’s con­fi­dent he will be “com­pletely vin­di­cated.”

In the state­ment, posted Mon­day, Mr. Mor­ris says he was “falsely ac­cused” of seven mis­de­meanors and seven felonies, one of which he still faces.

The 48-year-old Repub­li­can is ac­cused of harm­ing his step­son.

Mr. Mor­ris says the boy “ad­mit­ted to be­ing un­truth­ful” to po­lice and the doc­tor who in­ter­viewed him. He says his wife had asked him to help dis­ci­pline the child.

Mr. Mor­ris says a tran­script of last week’s hear­ing will show “enor­mous in­con­sis­ten­cies” be­tween what the child al­leged and the phys­i­cal ev­i­dence.

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