Philly Reporter's Husband Pleads No Contest in Groping Case

WPVI Reporter Annie McCormick's husband made some news, but we doubt you will see McCormick reporting the story. 

Her husband, Andrew Marsico pleaded no contest yesterday to misdemeanor charges in a groping incident involving a 27-year-old woman last year.

Marsico  was then sentenced to five years' probation under a plea deal negotiated by his attorney.

In telling Common Pleas Judge Charles Cunningham III about the facts in the case, Geer said that about 10 p.m. Aug. 21, 2014, Marsico and the woman were alone in his office. At some point, Marsico pushed the woman "against the wall at least two times, and at one time groped her, causing her pain," Geer said.

Geer also said that when the woman was pushed against the wall, "she struck her head."

Marsico entered no-contest pleas to three misdemeanor charges - recklessly endangering another person, simple assault and harassment. He declined comment before the judge.

After the hearing, the WPVI Reporter did have some comments of her own. 

"It's Bullshit," said Annie McCormick. 

"You have to weigh whether you're going to trial and put your lives in 12 people's hands . . . There are choices to make," She added. 

She said when police went to arrest her husband, showing up at 3 a.m. at their apartment at the Residences at the Ritz-Carlton, they "did no investigation." Marsico was arrested a month after the incident and posted bail.

"He is innocent of everything," McCormick said.

Despite pleading no contest, McCormick's husband claims he's not guilty and that the victim has no credibility. 

"I wanted the entire truth to come out at trial but, after much thought my family and I decided to accept the plea."

H/T Philly Daily News