ROCHESTER – The State Appellate Court in Rochester has overturned a decision by Judge David Foley in Chautauqua County Court involving the child abuse case of a Cassadaga man.
Foley ruled on the side of the defense that key pieces of evidence should be suppressed during the indictment process against Steven Morris, who was charged in June 2017 with first-degree criminal sexual act, a B felony; and predatory sexual assault against a child, an A-2 felony.
District Attorney Patrick Swanson’s office filed an appeal and won, based the 4th Appellate Court’s decision released on Friday.
The case will return to the county court for further proceedings on the indictment and the evidence is allowed to be included as part of the indictment.
Morris is being held in the county jail on $150,000 cash bail.