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Wed Mar 22, 2017, 03:04 PM

 

Oklahoma lawmaker charged with child prostitution resigns

Source: AP

By SEAN MURPHY
Mar. 22, 2017 2:38 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An Oklahoma state senator accused of hiring a 17-year-old boy for sex has resigned.

Republican Sen. Ralph Shortey submitted his resignation letter Wednesday. He was arrested last week on charges of engaging in child prostitution, transporting a minor for prostitution and engaging in prostitution within 1,000 feet of church.

The 35-year-old married father of three is out on $100,000 bond. Oklahoma's most prominent Republican leaders had called for his resignation after he was charged.

Acting on a tip from the teenager's father, police in the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore say they went to a Super 8 Hotel earlier this month and smelled marijuana coming from a room. They say they found Shortey and the teenager.


Read more: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/4541fc577cb949a68901f1e070490332/oklahoma-lawmaker-charged-child-prostitution-resigns



#1: I hope I haven't duplicated someone else's post. (I apologize, Demmiblue.)
#2: Why am I not surprised that this guy is a Republican?

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Grizzled Ol Granddad Mar 2017 OP
louis-t Mar 2017 #1
rivegauche Mar 2017 #2
Ken Burch Mar 2017 #12
rivegauche Mar 2017 #13
gopiscrap Mar 2017 #3
greyl Mar 2017 #4
riversedge Mar 2017 #10
RKP5637 Mar 2017 #5
IronLionZion Mar 2017 #6
Aristus Mar 2017 #7
left-of-center2012 Mar 2017 #16
Ken Burch Mar 2017 #8
Ken Burch Mar 2017 #9
FairWinds Mar 2017 #11
Bengus81 Mar 2017 #14
Kimchijeon Mar 2017 #15
left-of-center2012 Mar 2017 #17

Response to Grizzled Ol Granddad (Original post)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 03:07 PM

1. The list grows.

These people are disgusting.

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Response to Grizzled Ol Granddad (Original post)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 03:08 PM

2. More shenanigans from the part of family values! nt

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Response to rivegauche (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 03:48 PM

12. When they say "family values"...they don't say WHICH family:

 

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #12)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 04:21 PM

13. Ewww (shudder) nt

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Response to Grizzled Ol Granddad (Original post)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 03:08 PM

3. typical republican, they're all like that!

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Response to greyl (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 03:48 PM

10. thanks for those links.

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Response to Grizzled Ol Granddad (Original post)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 03:18 PM

5. SOS with republicans. They bash gays and they go out and do illegal stuff, I guess in their name of

family values. Why are people so stupid that they can't see through people like this. There have been so many cases like this with republicans and also religious people.

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Response to Grizzled Ol Granddad (Original post)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 03:20 PM

6. He pushed laws against gays and drugs

so of course he had to be punished by his own drug laws. And his future employment options are limited because of the gay discrimination he promoted.

By using the Republican party's own logic about generalizing about wide demographics of people: When there are too many bad apples, there's something wrong with the orchard. There are too many Republican politicians doing this type of behavior, so there must be something wrong with the Republican party. If one Republican does something criminal, they must all be criminals until proven otherwise.

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Response to Grizzled Ol Granddad (Original post)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 03:25 PM

7. It will only be weeks or months until

he shows up in public with a shit-grin and flop-sweat praising Jesus to the sky and announcing that he has been "saved and forgiven" or something like that...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #7)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 05:41 PM

16. Wasn't it TV evangelist Jimmy Swaggart ...

who got caught with a hooker in a motel room?

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Response to Grizzled Ol Granddad (Original post)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 03:41 PM

8. And somehow, someway, his supporters will blame Hillary and President Obama

 

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Response to Grizzled Ol Granddad (Original post)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 03:47 PM

9. Meet your future roommates, senator:

 



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Response to Grizzled Ol Granddad (Original post)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 03:48 PM

11. Be very wary of people who . .

 

claim to be morally superior.

They quite often are hiding dark secrets.

I'm thinking of the entire Rep. party here.

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Response to Grizzled Ol Granddad (Original post)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 04:46 PM

14. And like Kansas they just keep voting em in...all in the name of Guns and GOD......n/t

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Response to Grizzled Ol Granddad (Original post)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 05:22 PM

15. what a great example of conservative values!

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Response to Grizzled Ol Granddad (Original post)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 05:42 PM

17. The allegations led to ...

The allegations led to Shortey's removal from his volunteer position with the Oklahoma City YMCA's Youth and Government program ...

Before his arrest, Shortey was perhaps best known for introducing a bill in 2012 that would have banned the use of aborted human fetuses in food

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