Judge denies Oklahoma City attorney’s request to have children in his home

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OKLAHOMA CITY -- An Oklahoma City attorney accused of federal sex crimes will not have his bond conditions changed.

Michael Billings is accused of traveling to Peru to have sex with underage girls.

Billings has been under house arrest, but was requesting for children other than his own to be allowed in his home.

A judge let him out of jail on bond last year, but because he’s an alleged sex offender, he’s not allowed to be around children.

However, he was asking for permission to have his children’s young friends visit him.

He also wanted a curfew instead of house arrest -- Billings wants more freedom before he heads to trial. Court documents show that he’s asking the judge to change home detention to a curfew, every day from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

He proposed that his “minor family members should be allowed to have their minor friends visit them at the family home, restaurants, movie theaters, and other venues.”

On Wednesday, Billings' attempt to get his house detention changed failed.

A federal judge said she would not take him off house arrest.

Billings also withdrew his request to have children in his home.

During Wednesday's hearing, prosecutors told the court that Billings had also been to Bangkok, Thailand. They read from recorded conversations in which Billings allegedly told someone about his trip to Bangkok where underage girls were lined up on bleachers.

He allegedly said, "You can get them tall, short, anything."

Billings will remain under house arrest until his trial.

He is allowed to work, so we caught up with him at his law office. He declined to talk with us about the motion filed in court.

You may remember, FBI agents and Peruvian officials took Billings and Ada bondsman Robert Pierce into custody after Pierce was reportedly seen taking two underage girls into a hotel room in South America.

Investigators say they found condoms, candy, and extra small women’s underwear in the hotel room.

Billings previously got permission from a judge to check in on his other business, the Fantasy Island strip club.

We checked, and we couldn’t find any financial records associating Billings with the strip club.

At this point, the bondsman, Robert Pierce, has not been charged.

Billings can’t have any contact with Pierce since the two are accused of conspiracy.

Billings’ trial has been moved to December.

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