Sentencing For Oklahoma Ex-Senator For Child Sex Trafficking

Sunday, September 16th 2018, 1:43 pm
By: News 9

Sentencing is scheduled for a former Oklahoma state senator on a child sex trafficking conviction.

Ralph Shortey is due in federal court in Oklahoma City Monday where he faces a minimum of 10 years in prison.

Shortey pleaded guilty in November as part of a plea deal in which he said the deal was in the best interest of both him and his family.

The 36-year-old Shortey was arrested in March 2017 after police found him about 1 a.m. in a suburban Oklahoma City motel room with a then-17-year-old boy. He resigned shortly after the arrest.

Shortey, a Republican, was twice elected in a district covering south Oklahoma City and parts of two suburbs.