An Oklahoma city councilman who once served as an immigration officer is under investigation as a possible child predator.
Jeffrey Short, an elected official in Asher and former U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent, was arrested Friday after two teenage girls accused him of sexual misconduct, reported KFOR-TV.
The parents of a 16-year-old girl reported the abuse to police, who referred the case to the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office because of the police department’s close working relationship with the City Council.
The girl told investigators that Short rubbed her arm and then felt underneath her clothes, and ignored her pleas to stop.
“He just kept telling her, ‘I’m going to show you a good time,'” said Deputy Anthony Hopkins.
Short was arrested at City Hall, and deputies said he appeared to be relieved.
“They said a look of relief came across his face, probably because he’s been doing this for a long time,” Hopkins said.
The Department of Homeland Security substantiated in 2008 that Short had preyed on a 14-year-old girl, and he was accused of showing pornography to minors while working as an ICE agent — but he was never charged in those investigations.
Deputies are investigating whether Short had other victims during the 11-year period between those allegations and his current charges.
“If he’s serial and he does this all the time, 2008 to 2019,” Hopkins said, “he probably will have more victims in that time.”
‘Devastating testimony’: Experts stunned after Bill Taylor drops an ‘unexpected bombshell’ at impeachment hearing
Ambassador Bill Taylor on Wednesday dropped a new bombshell during impeachment hearings in the House of Representatives.
During his testimony, Taylor revealed one of his aides had overheard a conversation between President Donald Trump and European Union ambassador Gordon Sondland in which the president pressed the ambassador to get Ukraine on board with "the investigations" into former Vice President Joe Biden.
This conversation occurred on July 26th, or one day after Trump's infamous phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in which he repeatedly pressed for the Ukrainian government to launch an investigation of the company that had formerly employed Biden's son.
Ex-Russian ambassador astonished by Bill Taylor’s revelation about ‘extraordinary’ Trump-Sondland call
The former U.S. ambassador to Russia called out a new bombshell from Ukraine ambassador Bill Taylor as a national security -- and potential blackmail -- risk.
President Donald Trump's acting ambassador to Ukraine testified Wednesday in a House impeachment inquiry hearing that one of his staffers overheard the president discussing an apparent extortion scheme with his EU ambassador, Gordon Sondland, on July 26 at a restaurant.
"In the presence of my staff at a restaurant, Ambassador Sondland called President Trump and told him of his meetings in Kyiv,” Taylor testified. “The member of my staff could hear President Trump on the phone, asking Ambassador Sondland about ‘the investigations.'”
Republican mocked for attacking MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace amid impeachment hearing: ‘Shouldn’t you be paying attention?’
Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) was ridiculed online for attacking MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace during the impeachment hearings.
Stefanik, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, attacked the MSNBC host during her committee's hearing.
Wallace, a former top Republican strategist, has been a harsh critic of the administration. After Stefanik interrupted the hearing, Wallace blasted her.
"It would appear Elise Stefanik is drinking the same loony tune juice with her breakfast as Nikki Haley - going from occasionally reasonable Republicans to Trump shills," Wallace tweeted, adding the hashtag #pathetic.