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Prostitute caught on drone camera having sex with elderly man pleads guilty

Amanda Zolicoffer and Douglas Blansett were caught by a local 'drone vigilante' when they met in a car

Samuel Osborne
Thursday 31 March 2016 07:40 BST
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Amanda Zolicoffer, 27, pleaded guilty to a charge of lewdness
Amanda Zolicoffer, 27, pleaded guilty to a charge of lewdness (Oklahoma Department of Corrections)

A woman in Oklahoma has pleaded guilty to a charge of lewdness after being caught by a drone camera having sex with an elderly client.

Amanda Zolicoffer, 27, and Douglas Blansett, 75, were caught by local "drone vigilante" Brian Bates when they met in a car last August.

Mr Bates told the BBC it was the first time he used a drone to film such an encounter. He runs a website where he publishes videos of alleged sex workers and their clients.

He posted a video of the sting on YouTube.

Brian Bates, known as the 'Video Vigilante,' is seen in a southeast Oklahoma City neighbourhood 12 July, 2002 (Mark Zimmerman/Getty Images)

"I'm sort of known in the Oklahoma City area," Mr Bates told the broadcaster.

"For the last 20 years I've used a video camera to document street-level and forced prostitution, and human trafficking."

Zolicoffer was sentenced to a year in state prison, according to the BBC, while the case against her alleged client is still pending. He was released following arrest in December.

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