Police from Moore, Oklahoma have released shocking body cam footage of the night a Republican Senator was found in a motel room with a 17-year-old boy he met off Craigslist.
The release of the footage, shot in March, came just days after former Sen. Ralph Shortey, 35, pleaded guilty to federal child sex trafficking last week. As a result of his plea deal, child pornography charges were dropped, according to KFOR.
On March 9, police went to a Super 8 Motel for a welfare check. Soon, police began knocking on the senator’s door.
"What we are worried about is you having a juvenile in there. Yeah, this one," a cop said to the door.
After seemingly getting dressed, Shortey answered the door in a religious tee, which is printed with a bible verse Ephesians 5:22 (which references women submitting to their husbands) in addition to the phrase, "now go make me a sandwich.”
"We were just hanging out, talking about life and stuff," Shortey told police. "We’ve been talking for a few months about. Tomorrow he told me he was going to get his GED. Couldn’t graduate high school and was trying to get his life on track."
According to the Washington Post, Shortey resigned in the Spring, not long after the allegations came to light.
Shortley’s attorney Ed Blau said he was happy with the outcome of the plea deal.
“After looking at all the evidence and case law and statutes and everything else, we just felt that this would give him the best opportunity to come out with the best outcome possible. It would’ve been an extraordinarily difficult case to win a trial.”