Child sexual exploitation

FILE - In this March 16, 2017, file photo, provided by the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office in Norman Okla., shows Ralph Shortey. The FBI in Oklahoma City confirmed Monday, March 20, 2017, it is investigating Shortey, a Republican state senator who is facing felony child prostitution charges after police say he solicited sex from a 17-year-old boy. No federal charges have been filed against Shortey. (Cleveland County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
March 20, 2017 - 11:26 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Republican state senator facing felony child prostitution charges after police say he solicited sex from a 17-year-old boy plans to resign from his seat, his attorney said late Monday. Attorney Ed Blau said he'd recently been retained by Sen. Ralph Shortey and that it was...
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March 20, 2017 - 4:44 pm
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This undated photo provided by the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office in Norman Okla., shows Ralph Shortey. Oklahoma prosecutors have filed child prostitution charges against Shortey, a Republican state senator, after police found him in a hotel room with a 17-year-old boy. Shortey, surrendered to authorities Thursday, March 16, 2017 on charges of engaging in child prostitution, transporting a minor for prostitution and engaging in prostitution within 1,000 feet of church. (Cleveland County Sheriff's Office via AP)
March 20, 2017 - 2:27 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The FBI in Oklahoma City has confirmed it is investigating a Republican state senator who is facing felony child prostitution charges after police say he solicited sex from a 17-year-old boy. FBI spokeswoman Jessica Rice confirmed Monday that her agency served a search warrant...
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March 17, 2017 - 5:49 am
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March 17, 2017 - 5:04 am
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March 17, 2017 - 3:00 am
TRUMP TRAVEL BAN-LAWSUITS UPDATE: Judge doesn't extend order on new travel ban GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A federal judge in Seattle has ruled that his order blocking President Donald Trump's original travel ban will not apply to Trump's revised ban. Judge James Robart says there are enough differences...
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March 17, 2017 - 2:01 am
TRUMP TRAVEL BAN-LAWSUITS Judge doesn't extend order on new travel ban GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A federal judge in Seattle has ruled that his order blocking President Donald Trump's original travel ban does not apply to the revised executive order. Judge James Robart entered his ruling Thursday, one...
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March 16, 2017 - 5:59 pm
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2017 file photo, Oklahoma state Sen. Ralph Shortey, R-Oklahoma City, speaks during a Senate committee meeting in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma Senate has voted to punish Shortey, who police say was found with a teenage boy in a motel room. Police officials in the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore are still investigating the circumstances surrounding an incident last week involving Sen. Shortey and a teenager. No charges have been filed. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
March 16, 2017 - 1:55 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on an Oklahoma state senator facing child prostitution charges (all times local): 12:55 p.m. A Republican state senator facing child prostitution charges involving a 17-year-old boy has surrendered to authorities in Cleveland County. State Sen. Ralph Shortey was...
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March 16, 2017 - 12:00 pm
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