Former Merced County prosecutors have dropped a dime on District Attorney Larry Morse II, claiming he committed sex crimes by making lewd comments to female subordinates. He’s also charged with kissing one of his married employees.
Attorneys Ilia and Mike McKinney, who are married, and retired attorney Rita Carlson told the Merced Sun Star they are speaking out now because they no longer are employed by Morse.
Morse, a 60-year-old veteran prosecutor and elected official, has been the Merced County district attorney since 2006. He is up for re-election this year, seeking his fourth term in office.
Morse claimed ignorance.