3D-printed gun activist Cody Wilson accused of sex with a minor is in jail in the US



Judge temporarily blocks blueprints for 3-D printed weapons

Federal judge blocks distribution of the blueprints for the creation of plastic guns with 3-D printers. Gillian Turner reports.

The man in the middle of a debate about the 3-D gun printing rights was extradited to the US. after the flight to Taiwan when he learned that he was investigated for the sexual assault, authorities said.

Cody Wilson, owner of Defense Distributed, was arrested by the local Taiwanese police and is accused of having sex with a 16-year-old girl in Texas, and paying her $500 after that, the U. S. Marshals Service said.

Wilson connected with the youth and later met her in a coffee shop in South Austin before you go to a hotel, where the alleged incident took place, according to the authorities.

Surveillance video shows the two leaving together in a black SUV registered in Wilson’s company, according to police.


“This was a partnership that demonstrates the commitment of local, provincial, federal and international officials are working together to bring this fugitive to justice,” said U. S. Marshal for the Western District of Texas Susan Pamerleau in a statement, reports FOX 26.

Wilson was transported and booked into the Harris County Jail in Houston, with a bond of $150,000, the local station reports.

Nineteen states and the District of Columbia had called the Trump administration, dissolution of a settlement reached with the company, thereby spreading the design to create a 3-D-printable gun. The lawsuit by most of the Democratic attorneys general argued that such weapons could be used by criminals or terrorists.

A federal court last month blocked Wilson from posting the designs online for free. However, he began to sell them for an amount of money to customers in the united states via his website.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Christopher Carbone is a reporter and news editor covering science and technology for He can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @christocarbone.

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