Oklahoma state senator under investigation by Moore police
By Nolan Clay, NewsOK

MOORE — Police here are investigating why state Sen. Ralph Shortey was in a motel room last Thursday with a teenage boy.

Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn confirmed Tuesday he has received an initial briefing about the incident from a Moore police investigator. He said he is awaiting the investigator’s final report before deciding whether any criminal charges are warranted.

Shortey, 35, was questioned Monday by Moore police, the DA said.

Shortey, R-Oklahoma City, was first elected in 2010. He has been married to his high school sweetheart since 2002. He studied in college to do mission work in Uganda. He instead went into the oil and gas industry and then into politics.

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