OKLAHOMA: GOP Senator Surrenders On Three Felony Child Prostitution Charges, More Details Emerge

The Oklahoman reports:

Suspended state Sen. Ralph Shortey turned himself in Thursday after being charged with three felonies involving child prostitution accusations. Shortey, 35, was charged in Cleveland County District Court after a police investigation into his stay at a Moore hotel with a 17-year-old boy. Shortey is charged with engaging in child prostitution, engaging in prostitution within 1,000 feet of a church and transporting a minor for prostitution. His bail was set at $100,000.

Police reported in a court affidavit Shortey offered during an online conversation to pay the teenager for sexual “stuff” after the teenager wrote he needed money for spring break. Police reported finding an open box of condoms in Shortey’s backpack and a bottle of lotion in the teenager’s backpack.

Police reported the teenager at one point wrote “I want you bad daddy.” Police reported Shortey, using a graphic word, replied he was going to have sex with “you like a good little boy if you keep calling me daddy.” Police reported Shortey also called the teenager “baby boy” during their online conversation. Shortey used the online name, “Jamie Tilley.” The teenager told police he had known Shortey for about a year and the two originally met through a Craigslist personal encounter ad, according to the affidavit.

Last year Shortey introduced an anti-immigrant bill on the grounds that it would help stop child sex trafficking. Seriously. The bill helped earn him the endorsement of Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Shortey also posted the below photo with Donald Trump Jr. AFTER he was arrested at the Super 8 Motel.


  • PickyPecker
    • Snarkaholic

      In this case, the crowd will be yelling, “SHAM! SHAM! SHAM!!!”

    • GeneInSJ

      “Shame!”

    • WitlessProtection

      There is an app for that…

  • Nic Peterson

    Hmm. Guess he’s gonna be called Shorty Eyes pretty soon.

    • Waarki

      How appropriate

    • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

      I launched that squib yesterday.

  • Frostbite

    I have a feeling he’ll be the one called “baby boy” in prison.

  • Pollos Hermanos
    • SunsetGay

      I laugh at this until I realize this is literally what went down and now I just want to vomit.

      • Silver Badger

        No, it’s not. The kid was no innocent child.

        • Rex

          Nope, he was working “Daddy” for cash.

        • Lumpy Gaga

          And Shortey is months away from needing a walker.

          • Gene

            well…he is a huge guy….he might find prison holds…unexpected pleasures for him…

            of course…considering his anti immigrant anti fill in the blank reputation…prison might indeed be every nightmare we suspect it might be

            but, his career is over.
            gay + underage = the one set of sins the right WONT forgive.

          • Ben in Oakland

            Sure they will. Just ask Jeeeeeeeeesussssssssss to forgive him, and sock puppet jeeeeeeeeesussssssssss always does. And they’ll buy it.

        • RepublicansRNotConservative

          Something is wrong if a 17 year old guy is selling sexual services. He needs some kind of help.

          • Jeffg166

            He’s a 17 year old horny kid getting someone to give him a blow job for money. I had friends in high school that did that.

          • RepublicansRNotConservative

            It sounds like ole Shortey was fucking him. Look, I’m not against a 17 year old guy being able to consent, but selling himself for $$ to that sorry ole bastard is just sad.

          • charemor

            From the looks of him, I don’t think that “Shortey” has much to work with.

          • jmax

            Condoms and lube for a blowjob? I think he was getting paid for doing more than that.

          • Ben in Oakland

            Hell, I’d do it right now, and I’m 50 years older. My husband is always telling me to go out and get a job. Maybe I’ll ask him to clarify: “Honey, do you mean a BLOW job?”

          • juanjo54

            When I was 15, I and a friend of mine discovered that office workers in downtown would drive by a certain park after work looking for boys who were willing to let someone suck their dick. The going rate then was 20.00 which in 1968 was a lot of money to a teenager. I had a job at a local market where I made that after 30 hours of work. Needless to say, the two of us discovered that the money was not bad and that “we didn’t kiss”. Looking really rough helped a lot as well. Apparently bad kids were a real selling item then.

          • charemor

            Hey, don’t sweat it. As long as you don’t kiss, you are not gay.

        • Puck

          He is still a child and the adult knew better and should have done the correct thing.

        • cheeriogirl

          The kid.

        • BlindBill

          Shortey has “known” the boy for a year (that they can prove) … so technically the kid was of consent age for OK (16 years)when the relationship started ….but what kind of “christian family man” is trolling craig’s list for kids to “help out” in exchange for “sex stuff” ….. how much did this degenerate contribute to the boy’s delinquency by supplying him with cash and drugs over the past year – why couldn’t he “tapp”dance in the public toilets like respectable(ish) republicans do.

          • Ben in Oakland

            Because he is too fat and drugged out to tap?

          • Roy Biv

            would it be ok if he wasn’t a “christian family man?”

        • WavyDave

          OK, now explain to me how that makes this jackass/hypocrite senators behavior less of a crime or less hypocritical in any way shape or form.
          You think the 17 yr old’s intentions even remotely excuse it?

          Bullshit.

          • Silver Badger

            I’m not excusing anything. There were no victims here. Only a pedo and a teen hooker. Both need help and both should serve time in jail.

          • Roy Biv

            fuck off.

            If a person wants to sell his body, why shouldn’t he?

            If a man wants to buy sex, why can’t he?

            As long as there is consent, it’s fine.

            The SIN here is that he’s a Republican hypocrticial fuck who helped elect an anti-LGBT to office.

          • Silver Badger

            You are preaching to the choir. I agree with you on almost your entire statement.

          • WavyDave

            First you say that there’s no victim, then in the NEXT breath you call the jackass a pedo. You seem to see this as a victimless crime while at the same time saying they both need prison. Contradict yourself much?

            Do you always send such mixed signals?

          • Silver Badger

            Absolutely. The Pedo is not victimizing an unwilling underage teen. He is being used by a young man of legal age. The teen is taking care of his business. Both are perpetrators victimizing each other.

        • Please do not make this kidfucker out to be a victim. He met the kid when he was 16.

        • patrick fry

          wow…so you are going to try to blame the child? This makes one have to wonder if you yourself enjoy paying underage boys for sex.

          • Silver Badger

            Read my posts. Both are to blame. The “child” is an of age hooker. Not an innocent child.

  • geoffalnutt

    “Shorty And The Twink” I love that movie!

    • Ben in Oakland

      Soon to be remade as “Shorteyes and the Twinktwink!”

  • JWC

    Baliff Whack his pee pee

  • Nic Peterson

    @OkieDokie, just a quick reminder from all of us: This one isn’t ‘one of our own’. Please don’t make that mistake again.

  • Walter Maerlyn

    OT: A member of a Hasidic neighborhood watch group who viciously beat a gay
    black man in Brooklyn in 2013 will spend four years behind bars for the
    attack.

    It took four years!

    http://nypost.com/2017/03/16/hasidic-man-sent-to-prison-for-viciously-beating-gay-black-student/

    • Ben in Oakland

      Wrong. Not off topic at all, but precisely the point.

  • kareemachan

    It looks like he and Junior probably met before under different circumstances….

    • Silver Badger

      It looks like he and junior have been “meeting” for quite some time.

  • SunsetGay

    Further proof that Republican politicians are a far greater danger to our children than trans people, and must be banned from public restrooms.

  • james1200

    He posted that picture of him and the devil’s spawn because he knows Daddy Trump will protect him by eventually giving him a pardon. It’s the rapist’s code; they got each other’s back.

    http://almariam.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Trump-Sex-Pred-3-628×353.jpg

    • Jeffrey

      I think Trump only helps those who can help him. This guy is now worthless to Trump.

      • TampaDink

        But the teenager might be worth hair furor’s consideration.

  • JoeMyGod
    • April

      One more thing.

      Overcompensating.

      • Gerry Fisher

        mmm-hmmm!

    • TampaZeke

      Lets face it, add “homo/transphobe”, “moralist” and “conservative Republican” to the list and you have THE profile of the typical pedophile/pederast.

      • The Sentinel

        and our next PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES!!

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    • jmax

      “Fights trans protections”. Like that’s something to be proud of, you hypocritical fuckstick.

      • Acronym Jim

        Including the “protects children from drugs” part, considering earlier reports indicated there was a heavy smell of raw marijuana in the motel room and the kid was reportedly a drug addict.

        • juanjo54

          well, in fairness, the boy would not let the senator fuck him until he was really stoned so he wouldn’t know it was the senator.

    • Andymac3

      When someone poses for a publicity shot with a sofa full of firearms there should be alarm bells ringing everywhere.

      • Uncle Mark

        My father had several rifles, himself. I could see him looking at that photo…shaking his head at how reckless he Is just leaving them scattered about on the sofa like that…especially with kids in the house. The gun oil and powder is just doing wonders on the “good” furniture. (Dad was positively anal about gun safety, and didn’t even like the neighbors or anyone else to know he had firearms in the house.)

    • StSean
      • Pip

        Not a damned thing.

      • LydiRae

        Fucking WHAT.

    • Pip

      Add ammosexual to the list.

    • Roy Biv

      u’d think he could have afforded an expensive room with all the tax cuts he gave to his superiors

  • Silver Badger

    Not to lessen my contempt for this disgrace to the human race, but what’s with all the “child” stuff? The kid is and was over the age of consent. This makes him legal. The prostitution part I can understand, but the sex within 1000 feet of a church? Some of my fondest memories were made in a church basement.

    • Ben in Oakland

      Damn Catholics!

      • McSwagg

        There’s damn few catlicks in Oklahoma. It’s mostly hardcore evil-jelly-cals like southern baptists.

    • Natty Enquirer

      “Child abuse” sells news.

      • Silver Badger

        Nothing new about Republicans abusing kids.

      • baruchzed

        Your statement indicates that you don’t actually care about the hypocrisy of a christian right wing republican fucking young men for money. Is there something wrong with your brain?

        • Uncle Mark

          I would tend to agree with you, but then I’m reminded of Milo Yiannopoulos. The RWNJs didn’t really have a problem with him or his allege homosexuality, until he attempted to normalize pedophilia.

    • Earl

      I think they’re children until they’re 20 these days. After that they start to get interesting at bout 30-35 and hot at 40.

      • Silver Badger

        We are in complete agreement!

    • Todd20036

      He may be over consent for consensual sex, but prostitution laws are very specific as to what a child is.
      You can have sex with a 17 year old legally, but if you pay for it then you just paid for a kid to fuck

      • David L. Caster

        I’d bet Shortey still manages to plead this down though he is on the record as offering money for sex to a barely legal man. Depends on Oklahoma law.

        • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

          Would it make a difference if he was a repeat customer?

          “The teenager told police he had known Shortey for about a year and the two originally met through a Craigslist personal encounter ad, according to the affidavit.”

          About a year makes the kid 16, and Shorteyes a repeat offender.

          • David L. Caster

            Maybe. If the kid was 16 before the first sex act in Oklahoma, it’s not going to be sex with a minor. If there was only a single act of pay for play, then there is no repetition. Oddly, Oklahoma enhances the charge if there is a church within 1000 feet of where the deal is made. Oklahoma is planted thick with those.

        • David Walker

          On the earlier story, someone seemed like the were sticking up for him or maybe trying to quash rumors. In checking up on her questions, I discovered that OK had two state questions on the ballot last November. One reclassified possession of most drugs as a misdemeanor and the other advocated rehab for those convicted. Both one and the honorable senator came up with a bill to counter the will of the people and make possession a felony again. I can’t help but wonder how willingly he’d accept the felony charge had his bill become law…or how relieved he is that the citizens called him on his bullshit.

          • David L. Caster

            Indeed. As it turns out, there is no preferred charge of possession of a controlled substance, apparently because of evidence questions.

            Elsewhere on this subthread I discuss Oklahoma law and this case but in connection with the age of the young man involved. Shortey is in big trouble but may still be able to plead this down. Hard to say but the child prostitution thing might stick. No matter what, I suspect his political career is toast. It would take a whole lot of Jesus Balm and tearful apologies to redeem that. With a young person involved, those may never be sufficient.

      • RepublicansRNotConservative

        Well that clears things up. I was wondering the same thing ever since this story broke.

      • Silver Badger

        I did not know this. As I don’t find men under 40 to be attractive at all, I never would. Thank you.

        • TampaDink

          I don’t either….and wasn’t really very interested in men under 30 when I was under age. But I didn’t charge.

        • Derrick Johns

          Teach me to grow up, Silver.

          I’d like to love somebody my own age, but old men just don’t thrill me–except for Danny Glover. He has a beautiful booty.

          But on this subject: what if you’re getting enticed by a 17 year old who is 6 inches taller than you and weighs 20 pounds more than you do, and he’s all muscle. Excuses, excuses–I know.

          Although, this right-wing bitch knew how old this boy was when he first started communicating with him, and so Shortey is at fault.

          But in Pennsylvania I think the age of consent is 17. No, it’s not worth it. I don’t want an old man but I don’t want a young man. That’s why I don’t have poop.

        • Smartypants

          And if Shortey took pictures he created child pornography since federal law outlaws sexualized pictures of anyone under the age of 18. I think there are related issues if he sent pictures of himself to the kid.

      • David L. Caster

        Prostitution is prostitution and in this case Shortey was soliciting prostitution. The young man was of legal age in Oklahoma and barring anythiy being proven that there was coercion involved, the charge will be soliciting prostitution.

        This does not mean that Shortey is an angel but he certainly was not dealing or otherwise participating in child prostitution forced or otherwise. He is going to probably have to resign and he has most certainly trashed his conservative cred which is just fine with me.

        NOTE: I am totally against child fucking.

        • AC

          Except…in Oklahoma it does not work the way you would think (so little there does says this ex-Okie).

          Yes, the age of consent is 16. However, the law still accounts for different factors in prostitution, including that it is a different charge if the prostitute is under 18. So, prostitution is prostitution unless it is with someone under the age of 18, and then it is child prostitution.

          And no doing it near a church (how idiotic).

          • David L. Caster

            After some more research, here is what Oklahoma law states:

            A. It shall further be unlawful:

            1. To engage in prostitution, lewdness, or assignation;

            2. To solicit, induce, entice, or procure another to commit an act of lewdness, assignation, or prostitution, with himself or herself;

            3. To reside in, enter, or remain in any house, place, building, or other structure, or to enter or remain in any vehicle, trailer, or other conveyance with the intent of committing an act of prostitution, lewdness, or assignation; or

            4. To aid, abet, or participate in the doing of any of the acts prohibited in paragraph 1, 2 or 3 of this subsection.

            B. Any prohibited act described in paragraph 1, 2, 3 or 4 of subsection A of this section committed with a person under eighteen (18) years of age shall be deemed child prostitution, as defined in Section 1030 of this title, and shall be punishable as provided in Section 1031 of this title.

            C. In any prosecution of a person sixteen (16) or seventeen (17) years of age for an offense described in subsection A of this section, there shall be a presumption that the actor was coerced into committing such offense by another person in violation of the human trafficking provisions set forth in Section 748 of this title.

            The way I read this, it’s not a person that is 16 or 17 being prosecuted. This last provision (C) appears to be a presumption of innocence on the part of the 16- or 17-year old. Superficially, this looks like a simple case of solicitation until you look at the next section which defines:

            “Child prostitution” means prostitution or lewdness as defined in this section with a person under eighteen (18) years of age, in exchange for money or any other thing of value;

            Emphasis mine.

            No matter what, Shortey is in trouble both with the law and politically.

      • HuhWhat

        Can you please cite the specific Okahoma statute? (Federal law does not apply since nobody crossed state boundaries.) Thank you.

    • The_Wretched

      There’s no requirement that the criminal laws are internally consistent.

    • GeneInSJ

      My thoughts exactly.

    • Uncle Mark

      I had NO idea that prostitution near a church was a problem that required a law. If anything, I would have thought that a church nearby would be bad for business….unless you’re hooking near the church for that sweet sweet BINGO money that someone won.

  • Gigi

    Shortey Made National News in 2012 When He Proposed a Bill Banning Human Fetuses From Being Used in Food

    http://heavy.com/news/2017/03/oklahoma-republican-ralph-shortey-teenage-boy/amp/

    • Jeffrey

      I had to throw out all my boxes of Fetus Helper.

    • Jon Doh

      He prefers chicken over fetus.

      • Smartypants

        Do we know his position on scrambled eggs?

  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    Why is Dr. Phil leading him to jail? Is this just another TV episode?

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Ha ha ha loser. But That boy is going to need some therapy

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      If he’s working as a hustler it may already be a little late for that.

      • Earl

        From the stories I’ve read, he sounds like he was working at the entry level for that job.

        I don’t think he was very successful at it. Doubt he’ll do it again.

        • Silver Badger

          A druggie Okie in the meth capitol of the country getting paid for gay sex? Please, he’ll count this as free publicity.

          • Rex

            Feel free to rate him on YELP.

          • Earl

            I’ll consider him stupid until proven greasy.

    • james1200

      I mean, I was having sex by the age of 15 (and loving it!) but yeah, if I knew I accidentally slept with a Republican, I’d need therapy.

  • Rex

    Not surprised that he had to pay for sex.

    • Vinnie NYC

      I wonder if he threw in a few extra bucks for calling him “Daddy”

  • TheManicMechanic

    Fox “News” will be putting a (D) after his name in 3, 2, 1….

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    OT- LOL so amusing

    Trump Supporters Say They Are Going To Boycott Hawaii

    After all, they said, what does Hawaii know about attacks on American soil?

    Lots hilarious tweets at the link

    https://www.buzzfeed.com/stephaniemcneal/boycott-hawaii?utm_term=.vp288mj8p#.biqMMDGMW

    • Earl

      Remember the Alamo? No.

    • Lazycrockett

      Yeah some tweet was making the rounds last night bout how could Hawaii understand an air attack like 9/11. The stupid is strong.

    • kanehau

      Hey, I’m all for less bigots on the road here!

    • Robincho

      Like these idiots could even afford the airfare…

  • Lazycrockett

    So age of consent is 16 in OK, so he got away from a child molestation charge.

  • Sam_Handwich

    o/t Sphincter is 20 mins late already and i think i heard someone announce it would be another 10 mins

  • Ben in Oakland

    Can we get any more details about his family values, anti gay, marriage defending, Christofascist voting record? Please?

    • sadoldguy

      You left out “not fetus eating”.

      • Ben in Oakland

        As a Christian, he only eats the full grown Jesus*, not the baby Jesus. It is clear you are no Christian.

        * who may be his pool boy or garden boy, but not his baby boy

    • David Walker

      According to one report I read this morning, he voted in favor of a non-binding referendum to make marriage equality illegal in OK. Marriage? No. Motel fuck? But of course.

      • Ben in Oakland

        Goshes, I always have to correct others’ journalistic efforts.

        Fornicating, adulterous, drug fueled motel fuck by a hypocritical homo-hating homo with an under aged boy who was legally able to give consent, but to any man with a shred of morality and decency about him would not have happened…

        Motel fuck.

  • bkmn

    Another Tony Duggar PerKKKins alumni?

  • TJay229

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  • Cambel

    No problem with the other two charges but WITH-about prostitution near a church? What a B.S. fake nut-job law. The church is where half the sex crimes are probably occuring!

    • jmax

      I think that was put in place to protect priests from those hot Catholic altar boys who kept preying on them. /s

    • clay

      There’s a chance that someone asked their GIS tech about the minimum distance necessary to double up the charges– but not to catch johns.

  • TJay229

    I’m dying for the “Nothing happy, we were just talking…” (forgetting that they were TEXTING too)

    And question…. WHO uses LOTION in place of regular LUBE? 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

    • Silver Badger

      Kids. Regular lube can be hard to find in OK.

      • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

        Not so hard to find in KY…lol

    • leo77

      I have news for you, over the years, I’ve encountered gay guys right here in gotham who when asked for lube handed me hand lotion like your momma used to keep on her dresser.

      • Treant

        Whatever happened to just using Crisco?

      • TJay229

        Really…
        I’m so glad we don’t have the same taste in gay guys in Gotham. None of the men I’ve met have ever done that.

    • Lazycrockett

      I’m waiting for the press conference where shell shocked wifey stands by her man.

      • William

        That’s what Valium is for.

    • Mike_in_the_Tundra

      That one hit me between the eyes. Ouch!!

    • CharlestonDave

      Inexperienced teenagers who don’t know any better, or are afraid to get caught with a patently sexual product? After all, it was in the teen’s backpack.

      With lotion there’s at least some pretext of plausible deniability. Have you mom catch you with lube, you’re going to have a hard time explaining that.

      “Yes, doctor, our little Johnny Jr certainly has been troubled by dry skin since he made it into high school. Seems like I’m buying him a bottle of lotion nearly every week.”

      • TJay229

        1st paragraph = did you mean “Blatantly”
        2nd paragraph = did you mean “have YOUR mom catch you…”

        I stand by my initial comment, but… Thanks for playing 😏

        • CharlestonDave

          #1—Nope, look up “patently” and you’ll see I used the word correctly.

          @2—Sure, “you” should be “your.” I acknowledge having committed a typo. There are likely more in my future, so buckle up for the ride.

          Best regards. 🙂

  • Walter Maerlyn
    • Lumpy Gaga

      He took the green bus.

      • Ben in Oakland

        Looks like a short bus to me.

    • Treant

      Strangely, with the partially obscured letter, I read that as ‘Raptist Church.” Then edited out the first “t” mentally.

      • VodkaAndPolitics

        I did the same.

      • Derrick Johns

        lol

  • M Jackson

    Is it just me or shouldn’t churches be banned from operating within 1000 feet of prostitution activity?

    • WitlessProtection

      ^ this fucker RIGHT HERE!!!!

  • bkmn

    Of course he is a Xtain, so a few “Sorry, Jeebus”‘s and he will be all ok.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    Ummmmm…. he needed to get his luggage lifted?

  • MikeBx2

    In the era of “grab their p” Donald Trump, this moron engaged in one of the very few behaviors the GOP electorate won’t overlook. I hope the teenager gets some help and the wife gets a good divorce lawyer.

    • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

      The Do Not Cross line is very small.
      Live boy, or dead hooker. Do not get caught with either!

      • MikeBx2

        Exactly.

      • William

        In Oklahoma, the cardinal rule is ‘don’t let everyone know your dirty business’.

        • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

          I bet they curse Facebook daily…lol.

  • Bill

    Gosh. The heterosexual lifestyle is just so immoral.

    • Jeffrey

      I just don’t want my kids around that element!

    • David Walker

      It is a questionable lifestyle at best, clearly a choice, yet they insist on trying to force that way of life down our throats. It’s simply disgusting.

    • TampaDink

      They shouldn’t be granted special rights & definitely should not be allowed to marry….at least in Oklahomo.

  • juanjo54

    The police report is just charming.

  • GeneInSJ

    This is some GOOD dirt!

  • IAMBOWLINGGREEN

    Never get within 1000 feet of a church, either with a trick or without.

  • Michael R

    At the end of the last video Lt Governor Todd Lamb says
    ” Oklahoman’s deserve to be represented by those above reproach ”
    Which leaves no one .

    • jimbo65

      More to the point by those who don’t get caught.

  • Blake J Butler
  • AtticusP

    I guess that these are the “Republican family values” that we keep hearing about.

    WTF?

  • rusty57

    So… in Oklahoma you can’t engage in prostitution within 1000′ of a church because it might take the shine of Jesus or you might be tempted to spend your tithe before getting your ass in the pew?

    Can you trick within 1000′ of a school?

    • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

      I reckon it depends upon whether or not you’re enrolled there…

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Try and stop me.

      • Snarky

        Best under-the-radar comment of the day.

    • edrex

      maybe at a catholic school.

    • TampaZeke

      I wonder if priests are ever charged with that when they’re fucking boys in the confessional.

      • McSwagg

        Much like Vegas, what happens in the confessional, stays in the confessional. No really, it’s a legal principle.

  • TampaDink

    What is his voting record on LGBT rights issues? I’m sure he opposes all of us.

    • Jeffg166

      You have to ask?

      • TampaDink

        I should have indicated that my question was intended as snark.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    When you wanna be a snap queen, but Oklahoma….

    https://cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-3f66e71950bc27be08e8e6668f6a16c8.jpg

  • edrex

    child prostitution is bad, but my god man, within 1000 feet of a church? what were you thinking!?

    • Opinion Sousaphones

      I think it most likely that he was unaware of the church. However, if what interested him was transgression, it may have been an enhancement to the experience.

  • RepublicansRNotConservative

    I hate it when a gay/bi Republican hypocrite does something like this allowing other Republican hypocrites to blame the LGBT community.

    • Nowhereman

      He’s a pedophile. He’s been married to his female high school sweetheart since 2002. He’s straight, like most pedophiles.

      • RepublicansRNotConservative

        You may be right about that.

  • ben

    The fact that he’s charged with an additional crime due to his proximity to a Church is some bullshit

    • William

      I don’t get the child prostitution charge if the teen was of legal age of consent.

      • ben

        age of consent is complicated in OK. It’s 16 but only if the other person is within 2 years of age of the younger person. If the kid is 17 the other person has to be 19 or younger to avoid statutory rape charges.

        • Mike_in_the_Tundra

          Wow, we sort of did that one together. Your explanation was clearer. Those types of laws are referred to as Romeo and Juliet laws.

        • William

          Texas is easier, 17 is legal. Not that I’ve messed around with any since I was that age.

      • Mike_in_the_Tundra

        Apparently, he is still a minor. The age of consent may be there to protect a 18 year old having sex with a 16 year old.

      • NZArtist

        It’s the same here. The legal age of consent is 16, but to engage in sex work you have to be over 18.

  • Nowhereman

    I can’t help it–first I’ve got to laugh about his name. And I see from JMG’s post that as I figured, Shortey’s all into the usual christian family values crap. They can’t even SPELL “hypocrite”.

  • April

    Count on a news conference which will include the following.

    1. Wife by his side.
    2. The Devil made him do it.
    3. Jesus stuff.
    4. More Jesus stuff.

    • Boreal

      Don’t forget it will also be the fault of libruls.

    • Mike_in_the_Tundra

      You’re forgetting the evil gays.

    • TampaZeke

      5. Homosexual agenda
      6. Evil forces
      7. Gonna repent and turn from the eeeeevil, demonic homa-sek-shul temptation back to a fully hetra-sek-shul righteousness
      8. Propose new anti-LGBT legislation to prove to himself and everyone else that he’s no queer.

      • CharlestonDave

        9. Posing with a Bible or two. And a flag.

        • Ragnar Lothbrok

          Confederate flag

        • April

          And guns. Lots of guns.

    • Uncle Mark

      It was the jazz & liquor. (Being from Chicago, and seeing the musical of the same name, I can tell ya it’s always the jazz & liquor)

      • McSwagg

        Theyz ain’t no jazz in Oklyhomy. Theyz only lissen ta two kindsa music theyer, tha country an tha western.

  • DuaneBidoux

    Damn I would love to see an empirical study that shows politics, religion and worldview of sexual predators.

    I’m not naive enough to believe that sexual predators don’t come in all persuasions but it sure as shit seems that one of the most common qualifying factors is being conservative.

    Would LOVE to see the study and would contribute to funding it.

    • Opinion Sousaphones

      I knew of “liberal” predators among the priesthood. However, that lot were not really liberal or conservative. They were just con men, espousing whatever belief got them what they wanted. Internally, I think they believed in nothing. Sadly, predators seem to arise in all cultures and religions (even atheists). What the ones I knew had in common was a dependency upon a disempowered group from whom they take their prey.

      • DuaneBidoux

        Yeah obviously there are conservative, liberal, religious, non-religious, old, young, men, women, straight, gay (and on and on) sexual predators. Maybe priests could be considered “liberal” politically for some issues but the very fact of being devoutly religious in some ways to me disqualifies you from being liberal in the enlightenment sense of the word-which was really my sense of the word.

  • Hank

    At least MY “Daddy” is WAY Hotter, than Shortey!!! AND he does NOT profess to be a “Christian”!!! /s

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/bd5689757286f0312e7e0d2957edcf9297c33b5d76f2d4d9ac899fe633714db9.jpg

    • TampaDink

      Yes…………..he……………….is. You tell him that I think you are a lucky man.

    • EweTaw

      Hollo Sailor!

  • JWC

    hehehe now that they “Have got Shorty” the one thing his fellow bunkmates in prison are not overly keen on is messing with children

  • TampaZeke

    As they always do, he will find a way to blame Satan and LGBT people and portray himself as a victim of those evil demons and queers. One way or another, it will be non-perverted, non-pedophile/non-pederast gay men and trans women who will be scapegoated and thrown under the bus for this.

  • Electricmark

    And nobody will do a fuckin thing about it, just like no one will take trump’s sorry, illegal, immoral ass out of office. Keep bitching, but no one, NO ONE will do a fuckin thing about it.

    • William

      It’s Oklahoma, he’s going away for a very long time.

      • EweTaw

        He can play the role of Andrew Carnes in the Oklahoma State Prison’s production of Oklahomosexual.

  • Rick

    I can’t wait to see him explain the daddy/boy roleplay to his wife.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
    • Boreal

      Now we know who milo was calling Daddy.

      • David Walker

        I thought Milo and Shortey were about the same age. That takes role playing to an entirely different level.

        • Boreal

          Shortey can pull the beard thing off, Milo still looks like a past his due date twink even with facial hair.

  • BeaverTales

    Hello Milo #2, your GOP friends are about to abandon your sinking morality ship like rats on the Titanic.

  • Secure

    More trash for Tony Perkins and his “family values” crowd.

  • EweTaw

    Compared to Rep. Shortey, Donald Jr. does look like a fourteen-year-old. Maybe an adolescent. Hmmmm . . . . . . . . . . .

  • The Sentinel

    “Daddy” thinks posting a pic of him and Don, Jr. will rally the Trumpanzees to his defense. LOL. What a fuckwad.

  • David
  • Henry Auvil

    “Daddy”. Isn’t that what Milo Washedupolis called trump Sr.?

    • Opinion Sousaphones

      Well, that is a thoroughly repulsive mental image. Sadly, there is not such thing as brain bleach.

  • Bob Lees

    I love the charge of “engaging in prostitution within 1,000 feet of a church”. Many of the best customers come from such places.

    • David

      If it wasn’t for the churches, sex workers would have a really hard time finding customers.

  • agcons

    Bye-bye now, Shorteyes.

  • Opinion Sousaphones

    This is an odd story for me. When I think back on what I was like at 17, I would have been very pleased to have the attention of such a man. I can think of a very handsome bearded teacher on whom I had quite the crush. However, I think it was for the best that I experienced no such attentions outside my imagination. I think discovery of intimacy and the working out of its related issues is best done among persons of equal power. Mr. Shorty was the adult and should have conducted himself as one. He did not, and so he is, instead, going to jail. That is appropriate. I find it tragic too. I hope the young man will be well. Among those I know who took up sex work, most are now dead from AIDS-related complications, so it is hard to know how they might have turned out as adults. Overall, the sex work was not a good experience for most of them, or so it seemed to me. There were exceptions, but, overall, I think it messed them up. Anyways, it did not add anything good to the stew of crazy that typically afflicts the young. It did bring in money, but a lot of them spent the money on drugs, which was a mess. I knew one exception. He was from a really violent and addictive family. He used the money to look after himself and his younger brother, over whom he was trying to get legal custody. The family had decided that the little brother was satanic and abused him mightily. I hope they are both OK, but we were not close, so I knew him only casually, and we fell out of touch. I also knew him just before the advent of AIDS, back when we were university students, so I think it is unlikely that he is still here, and that probably did not work out well for his little brother. Almost everybody I knew back then is gone… was gone, by the time I was 30.

  • Dean Rod

    Another great milestone for the party of Abraham Lincoln.

  • Robert Adams

    “Last year Shortey introduced an anti-immigrant bill on the grounds that it would help stop child sex trafficking.”

    Did you ever notice how they always make a big show of opposing their own worse vices?

  • DuaneBidoux

    Without excusing it I will undertake some reflection striving for understanding (which after all should be a characteristic of a good liberal).

    I can’t imagine what happens to someone who is gay or has an emerging realization of gay or trans feelings and gets told that such people are sinners, perverts and worse Sunday after Sunday and in their home by family and friends.

    Look at the terrible choice they are facing: abandoning the support of their family and the loss of a safe space that all children need as they grow up (not to mention burning in hell forever) or living in a silent daily struggle with thoughts and feelings that at every single spark tell you that you are the biggest piece of shit that could exist.

    I think it takes a rare and exceptional individual not to have this fuck you up-maybe that is at least a partial explanation for why so many sexual predators seem to come from this milieu.

    • Opinion Sousaphones

      Yes, I can and do feel badly for Mr. Shortey… thinking “there but for the grace of God/Karma/Fate/Whatever, go I.” Even so, I was raised up in toxic horror, of a similar sort, and I did not do this. I did much else that was stupid, but never anything this abusive of somebody weaker than me. I do not think that I am rare. Most of us come from environments such as raised Mr. Shortey. Most of us do not do what he did… but you are right, and I do feel for him. I would also still arrest him and prosecute him for what he did.

      • DuaneBidoux

        Again individuals are all different some can and some can’t .

        As an analogy and not an equivalency: I grew up in a house where nobody danced. My wife tried to teach me for a decade before giving up. My brother grew up in the same environment and learned to danse with little effort.

        I wasn’t making an excuse and I’m happy that you did okay in spite of such an horrific environment.

        • Opinion Sousaphones

          Good for you on learning to dance! It was among the forbidden things for me. I never learned it. God, but this story is really bringing up shit for me. I am tempted to delete my comments, as I can feel that they are unbalanced due to a lack of perspective. So, apologies to you and all for being a bit unhinged.

          • DuaneBidoux

            We all carry baggage. Don’t beat yourself up. It’s hard enough in life when we don’t become our own worst enemies. Feel what you feel-it’s necessary to heal.

    • Ben in Oakland

      Your compassion for his situation is commendable. But…

      This is the thing. He’s an adult. He’s also homo-hating homo, which to my mind, makes him very, very much not an object of compassion, but yet another person without compassion for others, little intellect, and a need to blame others for his own failings.

      This is something that I have said before. I have become very convinced over the last 10 years that the bulk, if not the entirety, of the opposition in the church and religious circles to gay people living their lives freely and openly in fact comes from Homo-Hating homos, desperate to deflect attention from themselves, and even more desperate that that to exercise their real personal demons under the guise of exorcising my totally imaginary ones.

      I am through with sympathy for these assholes. If they don’t want to be gay, fine. Get therapy, not that it will help. Live in their self imposed closets, also not a problem, though the truth will out. Suffer in silence in their sham marriages, not that that will help, either. But hiding their own viciousness (in all senses of the word) behind religion and conservative politics, and attacking gay people who have not drunk their toxic koolaid– no. At some point, we are wasting our sympathy on people who frankly deserve to be slapped…

      And not on the butt by a boy who calls them daddy.

      • canoebum

        It’s the 21st century. There is little reason to stay in closet in the US, there are plenty of allies to be found. This guy remained there, and damaged others for two reasons, as I see it: 1) he was greedy. He could make good money sucking up to the oil and gas interests in Oklahoma, and 2) he lacked the courage to be true to himself. His real crime was dragging others down with him, and supporting the right wing enemies of the gay population as a way of hiding. If he had the balls to just be a gay man, he wouldn’t have needed to resort to the idiocy of hiring a juvenile rent boy.

        • Ben in Oakland

          And absolutely no disagreement will you find from me. 😘😘😘😘

          But I will insist on the third reason as well. It’s what homo-hating homos DO.

      • DuaneBidoux

        I will say there’s a difference between trying to understand and having sympathy.

        I want to truly understand not just the cultural roots of hate or intolerance but the (increasing) evidence of biological and genetic origins of these characteristics.

        Without truly understanding it we will never fix it.

        • Ben in Oakland

          I don’t think we can ever fix hate, nor people who are irretrievably poisoned by it.

    • I’m confused why you seem to have the conclusion that many sexual predators are closeted gay/trans – that makes no sense.

      • DuaneBidoux

        I don’t have that impression. Either you did not read me carefully or I was not clear.

  • David

    What, was the photo with Don Jr. supposed to absolve him? lol.

    • Andymac3

      Perhaps they met on Craigs list too.

  • baruchzed

    Yet another pedophile republican politician. The GOP is rife with pedophiles, rapists, drug importers, and other criminals. It is time to shut down the terrorist nazi party of the US.

  • Jon Doh
  • Dale Snyder

    So this guy participates in prostitution with a young man of consenting age and he’s now in jail and facing time, and David Vitter is never charged, forgiven by Jeebus and got a standing ovation from repukes upon his return to Congress.

    Typical.

    • David

      Well, as soon as he gives his “I havvvve siiiinnnnnnnedddd!!!” speech, everything will be back to normal, and he’ll make millions riding the wingnut-welfare-circuit.

      • Dale Snyder

        I don’t know about that. Remember he was with another MAN.

        • Ninja0980

          And that is the unforgivable sin in Republicans eye.

          • Ben in Oakland

            But not their asses.

  • David

    Along these same lines…..there is a reason why Utah, one of the most religiously conservative states in the US, is also America’s largest consumer of online porn.

  • T-Batwoman

    “engaging in prostitution within 1,000 feet of a church”

    why in the hell is that an enhancer? I don’t get it. More special rights for religious snowflakes.

    • Earl

      The priests want it for free?

      • paganguy

        And don’t like the competition.

  • Acronym Jim

    Let’s hope Trump II wasn’t interviewing Shortey for the position of Secret Service for Trump III.

  • Ninja0980

    So how long until the press conference where Jeebus forgives him and everything is okay again?

    • Outlaw Woman

      As long as it takes him to make a donation to “Focus on the Family”, “American Family Association”, or “Mission America”.

  • Ben in Oakland

    Whore.

  • Okay I was already squicked out by the fact that it was a 17 year old. Yes, that’s over the age of consent in OK, but no. Just no. But a Super 8? I mean have a little class. You’re an elected official for fuck’s sake!

    • Helen Damnation 🍑™

      Paper-thin walls are the worst, when it comes to sexual hide-outs.

      • BobSF_94117

        I went on a business trip to Philly decades ago. I stayed in a hotel downtown. Everyone at the company thought that was weird. This was way before America’s “downtown renaissance”, such as it is.

        Anyway, it was a decent enough, semi-hip sort of place that had been built inside a huge old bank or office building. Some of the floors had been converted from one with REALLY tall ceilings into two floors. Unfortunately these new walls weren’t very thick, unlike the original ones. So one night there was a couple having sex, really, really having sex. They were both quite loud. They didn’t take very long, but when he “finished”, you could hear a round of applause and cheering coming from at least half a dozen rooms.

  • ‘Til Tuesday

    “…prostitution within 1,000 feet of a church” – wouldn’t that mean virtually the entire state of Oklahoma? I’m betting there’s a church within a thousand feet of any spot in the state. It would be like adding a charge of prostitution for any day of the week ending in a “y”.

  • Gerry Fisher

    Closeted homocon will look good in orange.

  • gothambear

    Hope he likes his Daddy Bear in the slammer…

  • Raising_Rlyeh

    Just curious, if the kid is legal how is it child prostitution? I also have to wonder if the kid would be charged since he clearly knew what he was doing. I bring up that second part because there have been minors charged with distribution of child porn for sending nudes of themselves. So, theoretically couldn’t the kid be charged for engaging in child prostitution?

    • Ben in Oakland

      Prostitution has an 18 years age limit in OK. Consent is otherwise 16. I learned That this morning.

      • RidingTheLine

        Adding money to the equation negates consent. The age of consent for mutually gratification through intimacy is 16 in that state, but prostitution is a business deal that a 16-year-old cannot legally be involved with. The offer of money removes the ability of an older minor to give consent, making the whole matter an abuse of power by the adult.

  • Pip

    Yet another example as to why straight men shouldn’t be allowed around children, I guess.

  • Robert Conner

    Another Republican tub of shit. But that’s not all as they say in the infomercials. There’s still Dancing With the Stars and appearances on the Prophecy Channel with Jim Bakker.

  • BobSF_94117

    If this were a girl, he’d be buying her presents, maybe paying her rent, slipping her money for vacations, etc. They’d be “dating”. The police would not have shown up.

  • JCF

    Let me consult the spirits, Senator, as to your future—

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v107/RPAllan/oijia_zpsgdyvsbiz.gif

  • dr tod

    “engaging in prostitution within 1000 feet of a church”. I’m having trouble in considering this phrase. Anyone else?

  • CTOH

    He posted the Trump Jr. picture AFTER his arrest? Is that a sign? A warning? A comment? WHAT?

  • DinIndy

    He was cutting down on the competition with that sex trafgicking bill.

  • Chris L Hough

    more evidence that Republicans are the sickest of the sick. Why does this keep happening to Republicans? Hint: it’s not fake news.

  • Richard

    This is just more typical Republican hypocrisy. I’m feeling a bit of Schadenfreude right about now 🙂