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    Documents on Sen. Ralph Shortey’s child prostitution bust

    Charges were filed today in Cleveland County district court against Oklahoma State Senator Ralph Shortey.  He has three felony prostitution charges pending after being found in a Super 8 motel room with an underage male suspected of  being a prostitute.  An arrest warrant was issued today with a bond amount set at $100,000.

    According to the police affidavit, Shortey was found along with a 17 year old male juvenile on March 9, 2017.  The two had communicated using the online messaging app Kik.

    Documents reveal the two had on ongoing relationship for approximately one year.  A container of marijuana from a legal Colorado vendor was also found in the motel room.

    Shortey had authored Oklahoma Senate Bill 512, which was designed to undo criminal justice reforms in State Questions 780 & 781 approved by Oklahoma voters in November. The state questions Shortey opposed with SB 512 reduced mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent crimes, including drug possession.

    The list of charges and police affidavit are provided below.

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