When Ralph Shortey was busted in a south side motel room with a 17-year-old male prostitute earlier this year, there was a general feeling that his illicit, illegal behavior was just the tip of a really disgusting iceberg.
According to this Nolan Clay article on NewsOK.com, that appears that was the case.
The investigation of former state Sen. Ralph Shortey uncovered evidence he posted Craigslist ads several times "attempting to solicit young males for sexual contact," the FBI reports.
"Need a boy or bromance," he stated in two Craigslist ads, according to the FBI. "Looking for younger the better (legal) white or mixed."
He received "hundreds of pornography emails and communications with individuals encountered via Craigslist," according to the FBI.
New details about the investigation came to light this week when a magistrate judge made public an FBI agent's request for a search warrant. The agent was seeking information from Facebook about an account using the screen name Brian Tilley.
The 28-page document reveals that the investigation found evidence of widespread wrongdoing by Shortey and not just the four instances alleged in the indictment...
Shortey used the fake names Brian Tilley and Jamie Tilley on Craigslist, in emails and on the messaging app Kik, the FBI agent wrote in a court affidavit filed May 1.
"Shortey used those pseudonyms almost exclusively for illicit and illegal sexual interests or encounters, several of which included communications and exchanges of pornography with underage males, and/or the sharing of child pornography," Special Agent Charles W. Thumann wrote.
An AOL account linked to Shortey "contains hundreds of emails addressed to 'Brian,'" the agent wrote.
He used an AOL account? Did he also have a Geocities page? Whenever he'd get a new email, I wonder if it would say "You got new porn!"
In 2012, Shortey used the email account to send "commercial pornography" to males identified as 16 and 17 at the time, according to the affidavit. "Shortey ... received, in exchange, videos of the boys masturbating."
Shortey also went by Brinokc4u on the Kik app, according to the affidavit.
In one graphic Craigslist ad, Shortey was seeking five to 10 men to take turns having sex with a male he described as 21 but "looks 18," according to the affidavit.
Before you open up a new tab and search "Brinokc4u," let me warn you to not click on the links to Tumblr pages. Well, that is unless you're really into gross, hardcore pornography. Otherwise, you'll probably pull and Earnest and go...