Former Oklahoma state senator indicted by federal grand jury - KSWO 7News | Breaking News, Weather and Sports

Former Oklahoma state senator indicted by federal grand jury

Ralph Shortey Ralph Shortey

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A former Oklahoma state senator who faces state child prostitution charges for allegedly hiring a 17-year-old boy for sex has been indicted by a federal grand jury on child pornography and child sex trafficking charges.

Former Sen. Ralph Shortey, a Republican from Oklahoma City, is named in a four-count federal indictment that was unsealed Wednesday.

Among other things, Shortey is accused of producing child pornography in 2016 and 2017 and allegedly using his smartphone to send videos involving young boys and a young girl. Shortey also is accused of child sex trafficking for allegedly soliciting a minor to engage in a commercial sex act in March.

Shortey resigned in March after he was arrested on state charges. He faces up to life in prison if convicted on the federal charges.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Angry teens swarm into Florida Capitol; demand new gun laws

    Angry teens swarm into Florida Capitol; demand new gun laws

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 1:43 AM EST2018-02-21 06:43:29 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 11:58 PM EST2018-02-22 04:58:02 GMT

    Students who survived the Florida school shooting are preparing to flood the Capitol pushing to ban the assault-style rifle used to kill 17 people, vowing to make changes in the November election if they can't...

    Students who survived the Florida school shooting are preparing to flood the Capitol pushing to ban the assault-style rifle used to kill 17 people, vowing to make changes in the November election if they can't persuade lawmakers to change law now.

  • Nowitzki 'disgusted' by report of hostile workplace for Mavs

    Nowitzki 'disgusted' by report of hostile workplace for Mavs

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 2:13 AM EST2018-02-21 07:13:50 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 11:57 PM EST2018-02-22 04:57:11 GMT

    The Dallas Mavericks have hired outside counsel to investigate allegations of inappropriate conduct by former team president Terdema Ussery in a Sports Illustrated report that described a hostile workplace environment for women.

    The Dallas Mavericks have hired outside counsel to investigate allegations of inappropriate conduct by former team president Terdema Ussery in a Sports Illustrated report that described a hostile workplace environment for women.

  • David Wise defends title, US gets third gold halfpipe gold

    David Wise defends title, US gets third gold halfpipe gold

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 11:26 PM EST2018-02-22 04:26:51 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 11:57 PM EST2018-02-22 04:57:04 GMT

    It's the seventh gold medal for the U.S. in Pyeongchang, five of which have come from snowboard and freestyle skiing events.

    It's the seventh gold medal for the U.S. in Pyeongchang, five of which have come from snowboard and freestyle skiing events.

Powered by Frankly