Delegate Rick Morris defends himself in Facebook statement
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.