This is the moment police caught a Republican state senator liaising with a teenager in a motel room. Instinct reported on it several times, including the most recent when the details of the night in question emerged in the affidavit in which he refers to the boy's parts as a "boy p*ssy". We just need to check on your welfare, make sure you're okay.
The video released by Moore Police Department came weeks after the 35-year-old pleaded guilty to child prostitution and pornography charges.
The video is reminiscent of an old episode of Cops or even today's phenomenon Live PD.
Shortey, who served as Trump's Oklahoma campaign chair, was also wearing a t-shirt citing the Bible verse Ephesians 5:22 - which urges wives to submit to their husbands - with the words, "now go make me a sandwich" emblazoned below.
When officers arrived on scene, they observed Shortey, and the boy, inside the room.
Shortey told the officers that he was just helping the teenager as a mentor. "I can put you in handcuffs and throw you in the back of (the) vehicle".
"I'm sorry, guys, you're kind of freaking me out a little bit", he says. "But I can convince you that he is".
"What we are anxious about is you having a juvenile in there". He said that Shortey can "live your life however you want to live it, but when you start doing it with kids and stuff, then it starts to become a serious, serious problem".
Officers additionally found backpacks with condoms and lotion in them and found a Kindle Fire with a text conversation between Shortey and the juvenile that detailed Shortey promising to pay the juvenile for sex. "He couldn't graduate high school, and (I'm) trying to help him get his life on track".
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. "Does that make sense to you?" No matter if they're 17 or 20.
Shortey hasn't been sentenced yet, but he could see between 10 years and life in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 for the the federal child sex trafficking charge. "It's a bad fucking idea".