Oklahoma State Senator Ralph Shortey will resign by tomorrow after being caught soliciting sex from a 17 year old boy. The Senator and a 17 year old boy were found in a Super 8 Motel in Moore, Oklahoma about 2 weeks ago.
He will be charged with 3 felonies – Soliciting the prostitution of a minor; transportation for the purpose of prostitution; and prostitution within 1,000 feet of a church. Shorty turned himself in to authorities and posted a $100,000 bond.
In confiscated electronic communications, Shortey solicits the boy for sex using Kik, a popular communication application. The boy explains that he needs money and the two discuss also bringing marijuana into the hotel.
Authorities say they actually met on Craigslist over 2 years ago and have been talking ever since.
According to the Associated Press, Shortey has routinely voted in favor of bills targeting members of the LGBT community.