Residents upset attorney accused of child sex trafficking works in their neighborhood

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Residents in northwest Oklahoma City can't believe an attorney accused of traveling to South America to have sex with minors is being allowed to work in their neighborhood.

After recently posting a $10,000 bond, 59-year-old Michael Dean Billings was put under house arrest by a federal judge.

He must wear an ankle monitor, but he is allowed to keep his job.

It's the location of his office that has neighbors concerned for the safety of their kids.

"It disturbs me," one neighbor said, who wanted to remain anonymous.

The uneasiness near NW 42nd and Classen is due to Billings' law office, which looks like a house, being surrounded by houses with small children.

Billings was recently accused in a federal indictment with traveling to Peru to have sex with underage girls.

Last year, investigators in Peru found Billings and Ada bondsman Robert Pierce staying at a hotel there.

Inside Pierce's room, they found two girls, ages 13 and 17, condoms, candy and extra small women's underwear.

This neighbor says children talk about the house.

"This one little boy said 'that one house, they steal children.'"

"He pointed to it, they all pointed to it," the neighbor said, "and I thought, 'well ok, that's interesting.' I thought, more than anything else, that might be a way for the parents to tell him to stay away."

Billings was not in the office when we knocked, but neighbors say by working here, he's violating a court order to stay at least 100 feet away from kids.

The wording of the federal judge's order says Billings can have no contact with any child under 18.

He also may not loiter within 100 feet of schools, playgrounds, etc, used by children under 18.

Criminal defense attorney Adam Banner says Billings is allowed to work, which is not loitering.

"As long as Mr. Billings is not intentionally going out of his way to have contact with those individuals under the age of 18, he isn't violating the order," he said.

The U.S. Attorney's office said those neighbors would have to take their concerns to Billings' probation officer.

That officer told us any concerns about Billings would be handled internally, and had no further comment.

Billings is also allowed to go to the doctor, to church, and to the strip clubs he owns.

 MORE: Read more on Michael Billings here

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