Anti-LGBTQ Republican Given 15 Years For Child Sex Trafficking..

Ralph Shortey, a senior member of Donald Trump’s primary campaign team in Oklahoma, has been handed a 15-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to child sex trafficking. The Republican stepped down as state senator after being discovered in a hotel room with a 17-year-old boy who Shortey allegedly hired as a prostitute. The age of consent in Oklahoma is 16, but the state’s child prostitution law applies to people under 18. The politician will serve 10 more years of supervised probation after he’s released from prison, and was ordered to pay a fine at a later date that could be as much as $250,000. Court documents show that Shortey, 36, initially told investigators that he met the teenager through a Craigslist personal encounter advert, explaining: “When we first met, I was trying to help him study and get his GED.”  The former representative added that the boy called him the day before his GED test to ask for help getting out of his home in order to study…

Read more: https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2018/09/18/sex-trafficking-republican-anti-lgbt-sentenced-15-years-prison-child-ralph-shortey/

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