BREAKING: OK Senator Arrested for Child Prostitution After Being Caught with Teen Boy
March 16, 2017
Moore, OK — Moments ago, the Cleveland County District Attorney’s Office announced three felony charges against State Sen. Ralph Shortey, including engaging in child prostitution. The charges come after Shortey was caught in a motel room last week with an underage boy.
According to the DA’s office, Shortey has been charged with three felony counts, including,
Engaging in child prostitution
Engaging in prostitution within 1,000 feet of a church.
Transporting minor for prostitution/lewdness.
The investigation was launched when the teen boy’s parents called police after finding disturbing text messages between him and their son. When police began their investigation into the texts, they found Senator Ralph Shortey in a motel room with the boy.
According to KOCO 5, on Thursday they obtained a search warrant that was served during the investigation. In the search warrant, police said they found the juvenile’s Kindle Fire tablet that contained conversation between him and Shortey pertaining to sexual activities in exchange for money. The tablet was seized as evidence.