Senator Shortey, whom you’ve seen me talk about for introducing legislation to overturn the will of the people because he stated we couldn’t understand SQ 780 and 781 might be a pedophile.
MOORE — Police here are investigating why state Sen. Ralph Shortey was in a motel room last Thursday with a teenage boy.
Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn confirmed Tuesday he has received an initial briefing about the incident from a Moore police investigator. He said he is awaiting the investigator’s final report before deciding whether any criminal charges are warranted.
Shortey, 35, was questioned Monday by Moore police, the DA said.
investigation, The Oklahoman has learned. Police became involved because of concerns raised by a relative of the boy.
Police on Tuesday would not release a report on the incident. Police did, however, release a brief statement when asked directly for an incident report involving Sen. Shortey.
“On March 9 … officers of the Moore Police Department were contacted in reference to a welfare check at a local hotel,” Lt. Kyle Dudley told The Oklahoman. “Responding officers found a juvenile male in a hotel room which was also occupied by an adult male. The circumstances surrounding this incident are currently under investigation and no additional information can be released at this time.”