Ralph Shortey, former GOP senator and Oklahoma Trump campaign chair, has been charged with three counts related to child prostitution.
Shortey was caught in a motel room with an underage boy a few weeks ago. He has since resigned.
A police investigation turned up signs of child prostitution.
News Channel 4 writes:
Court documents said a friend of the teen watched him get into an SUV near his home.
The friend then followed the vehicle to the hotel where the teen was seen going into a room with an unknown man.
According to a search warrant affidavit, the friend called the teen’s father, who then alerted police.
The man was later identified as Shortey.
Moore police found the 17-year-old boy – who has a history of soliciting for sex on Craigslist, according to his parents – and Shortey in the hotel room with evidence of condoms and a strong smell of marijuana.
Shortey has been charged with engaging in child prostitution, engaging within 1000 feet of a church and transporting a minor for prostitution.