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Ex-school Auburn police officer’s trial date set for sexual abuse charges

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Former Auburn High school resource officer, William Morrissey III, is set to stand trial on Thursday, Sept. 14, facing charges of sexually abusing a 14-year-old student at the institution.

The Citizen reports that Morrissey, 33, was charged in March 2022 with felonies that include first-degree sexual abuse and disseminating indecent material to a minor, as well as misdemeanors of official misconduct, endangering the welfare of a child, and in 2023, a misdemeanor charge of second-degree criminal contempt was added for allegedly connecting with the student on SnapChat.


His arrest came on the heels of an inquiry initiated by the Auburn Police Department where he was previously employed.

Following an internal probe in March, the department terminated Morrissey after uncovering strong evidence indicating he pursued an inappropriate relationship with the student.