Pedophile US Senator Expecting Life in Prison for Child Trafficking as Sentencing Date Announced
Ralph Shortey tipped for life sentence over child sex crimes
OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) —
An Oklahoma state senator that pleaded guilty to child sex trafficking now has a sentencing date in federal court.
Court documents filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma show that Ralph Shortey will face a sentencing hearing at 10 a.m. Sept. 5.
He was a two-term Republican state senator at the time of his March 2017 arrest.
According to court records, Moore police made contact with Shortey in March 2017 at the Super 8 Hotel on N. I-35 Service Road.
Shortey was inside the hotel room alone with a 17-year-old male.
Officers smelled a strong odor of marijuana in the room and found a container with a small amount of the drug inside.
Police also found an open box of condoms and a bottle of lotion in Shortey's backpack inside the room.
Court documents show officers learned of a conversation between Shortey and the juvenile on the messaging app "Kik".
Police determined Shortey used the alias "Jamie Tilley" and the username "Brinokc4u" during the conversation.
Police say the juvenile told Shortey he needed money for spring break.
Shortey replied he didn't have any things he needed help with at the moment, then asked:
"would you be interested in 'sexual' stuff?"
The juvenile responded yes and the two continued discussing how and where they'd meet.
(h/t Fox25 News)