Pedogate: US Senator Arrested On Pedophile Charges
High-level arrest made of politician caught with young boy
US Senator Ralph Shortey is facing multiple pedophilia and child sex trafficking charges after he was arrested in a motel room where he had taken a young boy for sex.
During the arrest, Shortey tried to convince police that he was just "hanging out with a friend", but after seizing his smartphone, evidence was found of him texting children and offering them money in return for "sexual stuff".
The father of the unidentified young boy had called the police after being worried about his son's welfare and a senior Moore Police Department officer, Master Sgt. J. White, was dispatched to a Super 8 in Moore after receiving complaints of Marijuana smoke coming from the motel room, where Shortey was discovered with the minor, according to the police report.
This is the latest in a string of arrests made in relation to pedophilia and child sex trafficking since President Trump vowed to bring the "full force of the federal law enforcement" down on Pedogate.
Advocate reports: Police in Moore, Okla., are now recommending three charges: soliciting prostitution of a minor, prostitution within 1,000 feet of a church, and transporting for the purpose of prostitution.
A redacted police report indicates the child's father watched him enter a Super8 motel with Shortey and then called the police who smelled marijuana wafting from the room.
When confronted by police, Shortey — married to a woman and the father of two children — said he was just hanging out with a friend. But messages on a digital device showed the politician was asking for "sexual stuff" in exchange for money.
Shortey has been stripped of all his committee assignments by the Senate and has lost his office, parking spot, intern, and computer.
As a hard-liner on immigration, Shortey endorsed Donald Trump back in 2015 and served on his Oklahoma leadership team.
Sen Shortey charges: soliciting prostitution of a minor, prostitution within 1k feet of church & transporting purpose of prostitution.— Bret Buganski (@KOCOBret) March 15, 2017