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Dow: / NASDAQ: / S 500:Prosecutors in Oklahoma issued an arrest warrant for Republican state Sen. Ralph Shortey on Thursday after investigators said he solicited sex from a teenage boy.Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn charged Mr.Mr. Shortey, 35, has been charged with engaging in child prostitution, engaging in prostitution within 1,000 feet of a church and transporting a minor for prostitution, the district attorney office said Thursday.A warrant has been issued for his arrest, local media reported,
but the lawmaker whereabouts Thursday afternoon were not immediately known.Police officers were in the process of searching the motel for the teen on March 9 when they smelled a odor of raw marijuana coming from Room 120, the documents allege. Shortey.Law enforcement said the state senator and the teenager both told police afterwards that they had engaged in conversations to sexual activities in exchange for money, and claim their assertion is supported by text messages recovered from the teen tablet.The teen told a person believed to be Mr. Shortey that he needed money for spring break, according to an incident report. Would you be interested in stuff? said an box of condoms was found during a search of the motel room. The teen parents told investigators their son a history of soliciting himself on Craigslist for sexual conduct, documents allege.The Oklahoma State Senate unanimously voted to suspend Mr. Shortey for behavior on Wednesday prior to his indictment. Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb praised the reprimand afterward and insisted on Mr. Shortey resignation.deserve to be represented by those above reproach. Ralph Shortey has clearly failed to achieve this minimum standard and had rightfully lost his Senate privileges, Mr. Lamb said. light of the charges filed against him, Ralph Shortey should resign from his seat so the good people of southwest Oklahoma City can move forward with electing a new state senator. Shortey has not commented publicly on allegations.