Trump's Oklahoma campaign chair to plead guilt to child sex trafficking Nov.
That reputation, however, has all but disappeared. According to Shortey's attorney, the former Republican lawmaker will plead guilty to one count of child sex trafficking on Nov. Ralph Shortey is facing felony child prostitution charges after police say he solicited sex from a year-old boy.
Cleveland County Sheriff's Office via AP Shortey, a year-old married father of three, reed from the state Legislature in March after being charged with several felonies, including engaging in child prostitution, after police found him in a hotel room with a year-old male. Shortey's attorney, Ed Blau, confirmed that his client will plead guilty to a charge of child sex trafficking in exchange for U. Shortey feels this is a necessary step in putting this painful and humiliating ordeal behind him, for both himself, his family ookc for the state of Oklahoma," Blau told local news site NewsOK on Asian putas.
Blau did not respond to NBC News' requests for comment. While the age of consent in Oklahoma is 16, child prostitution statutes apply to anyone under Shortey faces a minimum of 10 years in prison on the child sex trafficking charge.
According to court documents, Shortey and the unnamed teen, referred to as John Doe, connected on Craigslist in or around February From then until March, the documents state, Shortey "obtained at least one image of John Doe's penis. When officers knocked, Shortey told them he and the teen were getting dressed.
Shortey's backpack contained an open box of condoms and a laptop computer. Troy Stevenson, executive director of the LGBTQ organization Freedom Oklahoma, said he knew Shortey as a person who cared a great deal about maintaining his image as a good Christian lawmaker.
Stevenson described one encounter with Shortey ahead of a vote on an anti-transgender "bathroom bill" in which the lawmaker allegedly told Stevenson that while he couldn't vote against the measure because it would inflame his Christian base, he would abstain. He routinely voted peckham escorts his Republican colleagues on bills targeting gay and transgender people, including a measure passed earlier this year that would allow business owners to prosittution against gay people.
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