Tulsa World reports:
The investigation of former state Sen. Ralph Shortey uncovered evidence that he posted Craigslist ads several times “attempting to solicit young males for sexual contact,” the FBI reports. “Need a boy or bromance,” he stated in two Craigslist ads, according to the FBI. “Looking for younger the better (legal) white or mixed.”
He received “hundreds of pornography emails and communications with individuals encountered via Craigslist,” according to the FBI. The investigation also found that Shortey, R-Oklahoma City, emailed photos of himself and his wife “to various individuals in connection with arranging sexual encounters,” the FBI reports.
Last week Shortey was charged with four felony child porn counts on top of the charges filed in March after he was found in a hotel with a teenage male prostitute. Court documents released at that time show that Shortey told the teen he would ejaculate in his “boy pussy.”
RELATED: During his tenure in the state Senate, Shortey was infamous for filing bizarre bills, among them a proposed ban on human fetuses in food products and an ordinance authorizing homeowners to shoot down drones.
Shortey also authored numerous anti-immigrant bills, including one that would deny US citizenship to babies born of undocumented parents. Additionally, he sponsored many items on the threat of electronic pulse attacks, a longtime topic in the fever swamps at InfoWars.
The head of Equality Oklahoma notes that Shortey once promised him that he would leave the Senate chamber during a vote on an anti-transgender bill, but Shortey appeared at his desk and voted for it anyway. Shortey was the state Trump campaign chairman during the GOP primary.