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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Oklahoma

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Attorney Sentenced to Serve 14 Years in Prison for Traveling from Oklahoma City to Peru to Engage in Sex with Girls Under 18

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma –  Today, MICHAEL DEAN BILLINGS, 61, a former attorney from Oklahoma City, was sentenced by United States District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange to serve 168 months (14 years) in federal prison for traveling from Oklahoma City to Iquitos, Peru, to engage in illicit sexual conduct with Peruvian girls under 18 years of age, announced Mark A. Yancey, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma.  

Billings was indicted on October 22, 2014.  On November 12, 2015, 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. 

Today, Billings was sentenced to serve 168 months in federal prison.  Following his release from prison, Billings will serve five years of supervised release and be required to register as a sex offender for life.  He was immediately remanded into custody of the United States Marshal to begin serving his sentence.  

This case is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Peruvian National Police.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney David Petermann.

Updated December 22, 2016