Body-cam videos show police scolding ex-senator with teen

Beverly Bryant - December 6, 2017 11:20 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Videos from Moore police body cameras show officers scolding a former state senator they found in a hotel room with a 17-year-old boy.

The videos of the March 9 incident at the Super 8 Motel with ex-state Sen. Ralph Shortey were released on Tuesday by the Moore Police Department.

The videos show police knocking on the door and talking with someone inside for a few minutes before Shortey answers the door wearing a T-shirt. The officers tell Shortey the boy is 17 and his father was worried about him. Shortey says in the video he didn’t know the boy was 17.

A two-term Republican from Oklahoma City, Shortey pleaded guilty last week to a federal charge of child sex trafficking. He faces between 10 years and life in prison.

NOTE: Video contains adult language which may not be suitable for all viewers.

 

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