Attorney Pleads Guilty to Traveling from Oklahoma City to Peru to Engage in Sex with Girl Under 18
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—Today, MICHAEL DEAN BILLINGS, 60, an attorney from Oklahoma City, pled guilty to traveling from Oklahoma City to Iquitos, Peru, between January 1, 2011 and February 21, 2013, to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a Peruvian girl under 18 years of age, announced Sanford C. Coats, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma.
Billings was indicted on October 22, 2014. Today, he pled guilty to traveling internationally from Oklahoma City to Iquitos, Peru, from January 1, 2011 through February 21, 2013, to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a Peruvian girl under 18 years of age. Reference is made to the court record for further information.
At sentencing, Billings faces up to 30 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and registration as a sex offender for life. He was immediately remanded into custody of the United States Marshal pending sentencing. A sentencing hearing will be set by the Court in approximately 90 days.
This case is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Peruvian National Police. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Robert Don Gifford, II, and David Petermann.