Former Oklahoma State Senator Ralph Shortey got caught red-handed soliciting a young boy for sex in a hotel room and has pled guilty to child sex trafficking.
Shortey is an ex-Republican state senator from Oklahoma City that was caught in a Super 8 Motel on March 9th, after police responded to a welfare check request for his room. When police arrived at the location, a strong smell of marijuana was coming from the room as the police pounded on the door.
When Shortey emerged from his hotel room, he was wearing a t-shirt with the Bible verse Ephesians 5:22 which states: “ Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord.” A 17-year-old boy also came out of the hotel room, but Shortey was able to convince police not to arrest him that night using the following explanation:
Police: “So, what was going on over here tonight, man?”
Shortey: “We were just hanging out, talking about life and stuff,” Shortey replied. “We’ve been talking for a few months about. Tomorrow, he told me he was going to get his GED. Couldn’t graduate high school and was trying to get his life on track.”
Police continued their investigation after this encounter, eventually arresting Shortey for sex trafficking where he eventually pled guilty. Flip the page for the video of Shortey being questioned by police at Super 8 Motel.