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OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Senate has voted to punish a state senator who police say was found with a teenage boy in a motel room.
Local media reported that the police in the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore are recommending three prostitution-related charges against Shortey.
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The resolution accuses Shortey of “disorderly behaviour.” The Senate voted 43-0 Wednesday for a resolution that imposes a series of punishments on the Republican from Oklahoma City.
Shortey was not in his Capitol office Wednesday and has not responded to requests for comment.
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Among other things, it removes Shortey from membership and leadership of various Senate committees, bars him from occupying his office at the Capitol and blocks his expense allowances and authorship of various bills.
The Oklahoma Senate has voted to punish Shortey, who police say was found with a teenage boy in a motel room. Shortey and a teenager. Ralph Shortey, R-Oklahoma City, speaks during a Senate committee meeting in Oklahoma City. In this Feb. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File) No charges have been filed. 22, 2017 file photo, Oklahoma state Sen. Police officials in the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore are still investigating the circumstances surrounding an incident last week involving Sen.