There is no further information available on this incident, as the police report is heavily redacted. Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn said Wednesday that he could not say what charges might be filed against the senator, however many expect charges could be filed as soon as Thursday March 16th, 2017.
Taught High School Boys
Many wondered if the teenage boy was from the counseling class for high school boys. Shortey has taught the class for the past 6 years. The director assured the local media this wasn't the case. There are safeguards in place to ensure none of the boys were ever alone with a counselor.
Senate takes immediate action
The Oklahoma Senate immediately went into action. The senate voted 43-0 for a resolution that accuses him of “disorderly behavior.” This resolution removes Shortey from membership and leadership of various Senate committees. It also bars him from occupying his office and reserved parking spot at the Capitol, blocks his expense allowances and authorship of bills, and revokes his right to have an executive assistant.
Trump Campaign Chairman
Shortey was also chairman of the Trump campaign for Oklahoma.
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