18-year-old Zackery Morrison made his initial appearance in circuit court Monday afternoon. Morrison is charged with sexual abuse of a minor and sexual exploitation of children.
On September 25th Morrison was allegedly driving around with several juveniles between the ages of 13 and 17. They went to a local residence where Morrison admitted to being alone with one of the young females. He is alleged to have touched her inappropriately and offered to have sex with her.
At some point friends of the victim apparently knocked on the door to the room they were in and the victim released herself from Morrison’s grip to leave the residence.
Morrison pleaded with Circuit Court Judge John Sampson to set an unsecured bond. Sampson stated that Morrison did not seem to realize how serious the charges are that he is facing. Morrison remains in jail on a $25,000 cash only bond.
Morrison could receive up to 15 years on the abuse count and another 12 years for the exploitation charge, if convicted.