Oklahoma state senator to resign after child prostitution charges


Oklahoma State Sen. Ralph Shortey pictured with Donald Trump, Jr. who he described as having “a magnetic personality.” (Photo: Facebook)

An Oklahoma state senator charged with hiring a teenage boy as a prostitute intends to resign as a lawmaker by Wednesday, the senator’s lawyer said on Tuesday.

The state’s top Republicans called on Republican Senator Ralph Shortey, 35, to resign last week after he was charged with three felony counts, including engaging in child prostitution.

Attorney Ed Blau said in a telephone interview he advised Shortey to resign and his client agreed. Shortey, who has served since 2010, has not spoken to media about the incident, and Blau said he had not issued a statement.

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