OK Senator In Hotel With Boy

On March 9th, Oklahoma Senator Ralph Shortey was found in a motel room with an underaged male.  Yawn – another married politician found sleeping with a boy.  But this Republican was Trump‘s campaign chair in Oklahoma!  The details may make the situation worse for him, but I find them quite amusing.  Police responded to a “check welfare” call from someone who saw the senator and youth enter a Super 8 motel – oh, the humanity.  When the cops knocked on the door, Shortey said he was alone and refused to let them in.  Once they threatened to enter with a pass key, he opened the door and police found him with a 17-year-old boy, who claimed to have known the senator for a year.  “I used to sell weed to him,” the lad said.

Uncovered texts show the tyke asking Shortey if he could help him make some money for spring break.  The senator said, “I don’t really have any legitimate things I need help with right now.  Would you be interested in ‘sexual’ stuff?”  The boy’s dad says that his son “has a history of soliciting himself on Craigslist for sexual conduct.”  So I guess he’s into “sexual stuff”.  And yet Shortey wasn’t arrested – at least not for a week.  He was eventually charged with three felonies – engaging in child prostitution, transporting a minor for prostitution, and engaging in prostitution within 1,000 feet of a church!  Call me old fashioned, but I think we can drop that last charge if it’s a Catholic church!  Upon his arrest, the State Senate passed a resolution stripping Shortey’s name from all legislation and barring him from using his office or parking spot.  No – not the parking spot!!!

 

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