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Oklahoma state Sen. Ralph Shortey is under investigation by Moore police after he was caught in a Super 8 Motel room with a minor boy.
“On March 9 … officers of the Moore Police Department were contacted in reference to a welfare check at a local hotel,” Lt. Kyle Dudley told NewsOK.com. “Responding officers found a juvenile male in a hotel room which was also occupied by an adult male. The circumstances surrounding this incident are currently under investigation and no additional information can be released at this time.”
An employee of the hotel confirmed to KOCO that a man named “Ralph Allen Shortey” checked in at approximately 12:20 a.m. asking for a room with two beds. Just 30 minutes later the police arrived responding to a “welfare check,” though no one has come forward admitting to the call.
No one has been arrested and no charges have been filed, but text messages between the boy and Shortey are being investigated by police. Shortey’s legislative office door was found to have a note saying that he would be gone for the week.
Okay, okay this was probably nothing.
After all every day you find a grown man in a hotel room with a young boy, not related to him, for perfectly legitimate reasons.
No, that's actually not right is it?
Apparently it was the content of those text messages which convinced the boy's parents to call the police, so I think we can assume they were not discussing passages of the Bible.
And it also led the Oklahoma police to issue these three charges against the Republican state senator:
The Moore Police Department on Wednesday announced that it has recommended three prostitution-related charges against State Sen. Ralph Shortey.
The recommended charges include: soliciting prostitution of a minor, prostitution within 1,000 feet of a church and transporting for the purpose of prostitution.
Did I mention that Shortey was Trump's Oklahoma state chair?
Oh, I did?
Well did I mention that he was endorsed by Sheriff Joe Arpaio? Or that Dog the Bounty Hunter once hosted a rally for him?
Because those are true things as well.
Okay well now I have to stop typing this post because my cheeks actually hurt from smiling.
I know, I know, I am a terrible person for taking such delight in this.