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Virginia state legislator keeps making law while spending nights in jail for sex with a minor

A member of the Virginia House of Delegates is spending his nights in jail while he continues to commute to the State House. Joseph Morrissey, a Democrat representing Virginia's 74th District, which includes part of the capital city of Richmond, was sentenced to up to a year in jail after being convicted of having sexual relations with a 17-year-old secretary in his law office. He is allowed to continue legislating thanks to a work release program.

"We understand that the legislature can run late into the night; but we will know where he is," said Henrico County Sheriff Michael Wade.