According to a Moore police affidavit, officers were alerted March 9 by a juvenile's father that his teenage son had entered into a Moore motel room with an adult, later identified as Shortey. Three felony charges were filed Thursday, and several officials are demanding he resign.
The Secret Service's special agent in charge of the Oklahoma City office, Ken Valentine, confirmed Monday that investigators from his office are assisting in the investigation of state Sen. "Shortey will clearly not be able to do that", Sparks said.
Valentine says the agency has access to some of the latest technology for investigating crimes that involve the use of smartphones and computers.
They found Shortey and the teen alone inside. Ralph Shortey's home in south Oklahoma City.
The executive director of the Oklahoma Public Employees Retirement System, Joseph Fox, confirmed Monday that Republican Sen.
On Wednesday afternoon, the Senate suspended Shortey's power to author legislation, stripped him of his Capitol office and parking space, removed him from all committees and a committee vice-chair position, reassigned his assistant, banned future expenditures for his office expenses, ordered return of his state-owned laptop, and reassigned high school students serving in the Senate's page program who would have otherwise worked for him.
The FBI and the Secret Service are now involved in the investigation of Oklahoma Sen.
Federal Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Jessica Rice confirmed Monday that her agency served a search warrant Friday at the Oklahoma City home of Sen. "Unfortunately at this time, I can not release more details as this is a sensitive ongoing investigation".
Shortey, R-Oklahoma City, faces charges of engaging in child prostitution, engaging in child prostitution within 1,000 feet of a church and transporting a minor for goal of prostitution.
Shortey's bond was set at $100,000.
Court records don't show whether Shortey has retained an attorney, and he hasn't responded to texts and voicemails seeking comment.