Oklahoma state senator's sex scandal deepens

Oklahoma State Senator Ralph Shortey has been suspended from all senate activities and is facing criminal charges.

MOORE, Okla. - Police in Moore, Oklahoma have released a redacted report containing the details of the incident at a motel that has state Sen. Ralph Shortey facing criminal charges.

When police went to check on a juvenile at the Super 8 in Moore last Thursday, officers said they smelled a "strong odor of raw marijuana" coming from Room 120.

A redacted Moore police report shows officers found a juvenile and an adult man inside.

The district attorney has confirmed the adult is Shortey.

The 35-year-old Republican is involved with teens on a regular basis through the YMCA Youth in government program and as a senior staffer at Boys State.

When asked why he was in that motel room, he said "he was just there to hang out with his friend."

That friend is a teenage boy whose parents told police "has a history of soliciting himself on Craigslist for sexual conduct."

Inside a backpack, police say they found an open box of condoms.

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