Former lawmaker involved in sex scandal to wed

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Posted: Jun 10, 2016 4:23 PM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former Virginia lawmaker is marrying the woman at the center of a sex scandal that sent him to jail.

Joseph Morrissey said Friday that he plans to marry Myrna Warren on Saturday at a farm in Varina.

Morrissey spent his days at the General Assembly and his nights at a county jail during the 2014 legislative session after he was accused of having sex with Warren while she was his 17-year-old receptionist.

The couple now have two children and Morrissey is running to be Richmond's next mayor.

Morrissey said the wedding will be officiated by the Rev. Wayne Ball, who served as a family confidant to former Gov. Bob McDonnell during his federal corruption trial.