Former Oklahoma State Senator Ralph Shortey pleaded guilty to child sex trafficking on Thursday. This offense has a mandatory sentence of 10 years in a federal prison.
Shortey admitted that he agreed in March to pay a 17 year-old boy for sexual “stuff.” The guilty plea comes after an agreement with prosecutors to drop the other three charges of child pornography. (source) 3:53 p.m. ET November 30, 2017