The Moore Police Department released body cam footage Monday of former State Senator Ralph Shortey caught in a hotel room with a 17-year-old male prostitute he met on Craigslist, making the video public days after he pleaded guilty to child prostitution and pornography charges.
The arrest was made on March 9 at a Super 8 Motel in Moore, Okla., Fox 59 reported.
The footage showed police knocking on the door of a room occupied by the former Trump campaign state director for Oklahoma and the underage male. Shortey answered the door in a religious tee, which is printed with a Bible verse Ephesians 5:22, a reference to women submitting to their husbands, and the phrase ‘now go make me a sandwich.’
Police said they went to the room after receiving a welfare check call placed by the teen boy’s father.
Court documents revealed some lurid text messages between former Republican lawmaker from Oklahoma City who represented the state’s 44th senate district and the teenager who has a history of soliciting for sex on Craigslist, according to his parents.
“He offered him money for sexual contact, he then picked up that minor and took him to a hotel for that purpose,” Susan Caswell, Cleveland County first assistant district attorney, said last week after charges were filed.
According to court documents, Shortey intended to have bareback sex with the teenager.
“Hey keep updated cause I want you bad daddy,” wrote the teen on a popular messaging app, to which Shortey responded, “I’m gonna fu*k you like a good little boy if you keep calling me daddy.”
Shortey has been in office since 2010 and is most known for a bill he proposed to ban fetuses in food. NewsOK reports Shortey has been married to his high school sweetheart since 2002 and that he studied at Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City in preparation for mission work in Uganda. A direct mail piece sent to Shortey’s constituents show that he was also endorsed by Sheriff Joe Arpaio for his opposition to immigration and immigrants and by Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) for his “conservative principles.” Beth and Dog the Bounty Hunter hosted a rally for Shortey’s election in 2014.