Republican state senator, Ralph Shortey, was arrested on March 16th, of 2017. Shortey, a conservative Oklahoma Republican, made arrangements to pay for sex with a 17 year old male. Shortey faces several charges stemming from the incident; engaging in child prostitution, transporting a minor for prostitution and engaging in prostitution within 1000 feet of a church. When police entered the motel room where Shortey and the boy were they smelled marijuana but it doesn’t seem that any drug charges were brought forth. Senator Shortey did admit to knowing the boy for about a year. For more information read the U.S. News article.