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Bodycam footage shows pol busted in motel room with teen boy

Bodycam footage from Oklahoma police shows the moment they found a Republican state senator in a motel room with a 17-year-old boy.

Two-term state senator Ralph Shortey, 35, pleaded guilty to a federal charge of child sex trafficking last week after an investigation found the married father of four offered a teenage boy cash in exchange for “sexual stuff.”

On Tuesday, the Moore Police Department released body camera footage of Shortey opening the door to his Super 8 Motel room during a welfare check on March 9 with two unmade beds in view behind him.

When the responding police officers, who commented on the strong smell of marijuana, asked what he was up to, Shortey said, “I’m just trying to have a good evening,” KFOR reported.

Shortey answered the motel room door wearing a T-shirt citing the Bible verse Ephesians 5:22 — which urges wives to submit to their husbands — with the words “now go make me a sandwich” emblazoned below.

Shortey answered the motel room door wearing a T-shirt citing the Bible verse Ephesians 5:22 — which urges wives to submit to their husbands — with the words “now go make me a sandwich” emblazoned below.

(Moore Police Department)

Shortey, who served as Trump’s Oklahoma campaign chair, was also wearing a T-shirt citing the Bible verse Ephesians 5:22 — which urges wives to submit to their husbands — with the words, “now go make me a sandwich” emblazoned beneath.

When a cop pressed Shortey about the 17-year-old, the politician said he didn’t know the boy was underage.

Moments later, he seemed to push back against the authorities, asking, “Can you show me that he’s only 17?”

Shortey, 35, pleaded guilty to a federal charge of child sex trafficking last week after an investigation found the married father of four offered a teenage boy cash in exchange for “sexual stuff.”

Shortey, 35, pleaded guilty to a federal charge of child sex trafficking last week after an investigation found the married father of four offered a teenage boy cash in exchange for “sexual stuff.”

(AP)

Shortey later claimed they were “just hanging out, talking about life and stuff,” before a police officer reprimanded him, saying, “Whatever you’re doing, it’s a bad (expletive) idea,” KFOR reported.

“Does that make sense to you? Getting high, with a young kid, is a bad idea. No matter if they’re 17 or 20. It’s a bad idea,” the officer told Shortey in the video.

While Shortey was not arrested that night, it sparked an investigation that led to the child sex trafficking charge, along with three counts of child pornography that were later dropped in the plea deal.

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Before his arrest, Shortey was perhaps best known for introducing a bill in 2012 that would have banned the use of aborted human fetuses in food.

(Facebook)

Shortey built a name for himself in the Oklahoma Senate by pushing bills targeting those living in the U.S. illegally and expanding gun rights.

Before his arrest, Shortey was perhaps best known for introducing a bill in 2012 that would have banned the use of aborted human fetuses in food — a measure that drew widespread ridicule and was never granted a hearing in a Senate committee.

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