Body Cam Shows Moments that Got a Senator Charged With Sex Trafficking Underage Boy
Moore, OK — Body Camera footage, released this week, shows the moment police raided the hotel room occupied by former Oklahoma State Senator Ralph Shortey and his underage victim.
In the body camera footage, Shortey appears dumbfounded as he is caught with the underage boy in his room.
The officer says, “He’s 17.”
Shortey replies, “Okay.”
The officer then asks, “What do you mean, ‘Okay’?”
“I didn’t know that,” replies Shortey.
“Can you show me that he is only 17?” Shortey says in the video.
Ironically, and in poor taste, the senator was wearing a t-shirt referencing the Bible scripture Ephesians 5:22, which refers to wives submitting to their husbands. Under the scripture was the phrase, “Now go make me a sandwich.” Shortey was known as the “family values” senator.
Sen. Shortey was wearing a shirt that said “Ephesians 5:22” when police found him in a hotel room with an underage male.
Specifically this verse is the (often misrepresented) verse about “wives submit to your husband”
In a chapter about sexual immorality.
— Phil Cross (@philsnews) December 4, 2017
Last week, Shortey pleaded guilty to a single child sex trafficking charge in exchange for three other charges to be dismissed. He now faces a minimum of 10 years in prison but could be sent away for life.
“Mr. Shortey feels this is a necessary step in putting this painful and humiliating ordeal behind him, for both himself, his family and for the state of Oklahoma,” Shortey’s attorney Ed Blau said last month.
Below is the video of this “painful and humiliating ordeal.”
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After the federal grand jury meeting in Oklahoma City returned their four indictments, Shorty, 35,