Trump, is being investigated by the Justice Department over whether he had a sexual relationship with a year-old and paid for her to travel with him, according to three people briefed on the matter. Investigators are examining whether Mr. Gaetz violated federal sex trafficking laws, the people said.
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A Republican politician who was caught with an underage sex worker just got sentenced to 15 years in prison. In March of , Oklahoma State Senator Ralph Shortey was arrested after he was found in a hotel room with a teenage boy. Shortey, who had served two terms as a state senator, had already made national headlines in when he proposed a bill to ban the consumption of aborted fetuses as food. He resigned the state senate almost immediately after being arrested last year. In November, he pleaded guilty to child sex trafficking so that prosecutors would drop three charges of child pornography against him. Related: A wingnut caught seeking sex from a minor shows how little the right has changed. Court documents paint him as a violent and cruel man with a confederate flag tattoo on his left arm and a swastika on his forearm. Oklahoma prosecutors have filed child prostitution charges against Shortey, a Republican state senator, after police found him in a hotel room with a year-old boy. Shortey, surrendered to authorities Thursday, March 16, on charges of engaging in child prostitution, transporting a minor for prostitution and engaging in prostitution within 1, feet of a church.
Former GOP lawmaker Ralph Shortey, who chaired Trump's campaign in Oklahoma, will plead guilty later this month to child sex trafficking charges — the very same crime he used to demonize immigrants. Former Oklahoma Republican state Sen. Ralph Shortey, who also served as the Trump's campaign chair in the state, agreed this week to plead guilty to child sex trafficking charges after getting caught earlier this year offering to pay a teenage boy for sex.
District Judge Timothy DeGiusti handed down the sentence to Ralph Shortey, 36, who faced sentences of between 10 years and life in prison. DeGiusti also ordered Shortey to serve 10 years of supervised probation once he is released from prison and said he will impose a fine on the former two-term lawmaker at a later date. Shortey pleaded guilty in November in exchange for prosecutors dropping three child pornography charges against him. He said at the time that the plea deal was in the best interest of him and his family. Shortey was arrested in March after police found him in a suburban Oklahoma City motel room with a thenyear-old boy. Police were acting on a tip from the teen's father when they went to the motel and said they smelled marijuana coming from the room. Police accused the married father of four of hiring the teen for sex.