But now, the case grows even more interesting when the Moore, Oklahoma Police Department released the body cam footage of the night Shortey was arrested-just days after he has pled guilty to child sex trafficking.
Then the shirt shows the image of a sandwich and in smaller font the words "Now go make me a sandwich".
In exchange for Shortey's plea, US prosecutors agreed to drop three child pornography counts against him at his sentencing hearing, which is expected to occur within the next 90 days.
Shortey's attorney Ed Blau said he was happy with the outcome of the plea deal.
Officers ordered Shortey to exit the motel room.
Shortey's alleged reply was: "I don't really have any legitimate things I need help with right now".
Police were called to the Super 8 Motel in the early morning hours of March 9th for a welfare check.
Shortey told police he and his guest were just hanging out. Getting high, with a young kid, is a bad idea. The officers didn't know at the time that Shortey was an elected official and at first didn't believe it was his real name.
Moments later, he seemed to push back against the authorities, asking, "Can you show me that he's only 17?" "But listen, whatever you're doing, it's a bad f*cking idea". After U.S. District Judge Timothy DeGiusti accepted Shortey's guilty plea, he ruled Shortey would remain in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service until that date.
The Trump-supporting former Senator is now awaiting sentencing, and could face life imprisonment and a maximum fine of £185,000.
Police also found a container labeled "Colorado Retail Marijuana" in the room and an "open box of condoms" inside a backpack, the report said.
A search of the teenager's tablet computer uncovered a series of sexually explicit exchanges between him and Shortey in which the married father-of-four referred to the teen as "baby boy" and offered him cash in exchange for "sexual stuff".
Shortey built a name for himself in the Oklahoma Senate by pushing bills targeting those living in the USA illegally and expanding gun rights. Shortey was not arrested at the hotel. However, in light of the federal indictment in September, the Cleveland County charges were dismissed. It stripped away his committee memberships, kicked him out of his Capitol office and took away his state-issued computer, according to the New York Daily News.
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