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Trump Campaign Chair Charged with Engaging in Child Prostitution

Trump Campaign Chair Charged with Engaging in Child Prostitution

Written by R. S. Benedict on March 28, 2017
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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.

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