Oklahoma State Senator Ralph Shorty presented himself as a moral and conservative guy when it came to issues such as abortion and religion.
In 2011 he co-sponsored a bill to prohibit abortions after 20 weeks. In 2012, a bill requiring abortion providers to inform the patient that the fetal heartbeat is audible. That same year, a bill to declare life begins at conception. in 2013 co-sponsored a bill to protect religious views at schools.
However, Ralph Shorty wasn’t so moral or conservative when it came to offering to pay a minor for sex earlier this year.
In March, Police caught Senator Shorty in a hotel room with a minor, condoms and lotion. They were there for a sexual encounter.
Although he had a history of voting in favor of bills targeting members of the LGBT community, he was caught with a minor boy. He had a long-running involvement in a YMCA’s youth government program and served as a chaperone on several out-of-state trips.He also volunteered as a bus driver for children who attended Oklahoma City’s Southwest Baptist Church.
He wasn’t on any sex offender list, which speaks to the idea that the list provides any form of protection to minors.
Last week Shorty plead guilty to sex trafficking, in exchange for dropping a few child pornography charges against him.