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Judge denies Auburn school resource officer’s request to dismiss felony sex abuse charge

The Auburn High School resource officer arrested last Thursday on charges of sexual abuse, official misconduct, and endangering the welfare of a child will not have his felony charge dropped says a city judge.

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William T. Morrissey, 32, appeared in front of Auburn City Court Judge David Thurston on Tuesday, March 8 following his release from jail after posting bail on Friday, March 4, according to The Citizen.


During Morrissey’s appearance in front of Thurston, his lawyer George Hildebrandt asked the judge to dismiss the first-degree sexual abuse charge, a class D felony, arguing there is not enough evidence to meet the charge. The prosecution argued otherwise. Thurston swiftly denied the request and moved the case to Cayuga County Court due to the felony count.

Anyone will relevant information pertaining to the case is asked to contact Detective Lt. Frederick Cornelius at (315) 253-6562, or send tips to [email protected].



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