3D-printed gun maker faces child sex assault charges
Cody Wilson, the man who tried to sell blueprints for the plastic guns, is now accused of sexually assaulting a minor girl.
The founder of the controversial Texas company that sells blueprints for non-traceable 3-D printed weapons has resigned after his arrest on suspicion of sex with a minor, the company announced Tuesday.
Cody Wilson, 30, resigned to his own company, Defense Distributed, on Friday evening tend to “personal matters”, said Paloma Heindorff, the director of the development company.
They said that they will take over Wilson’s duties as a director of the company, and that they are not trying to replace Wilson “as a character.”
“I’m a different person,” Heindorff added.
Heindorff would not comment on the criminal charges against Wilson. But she said that his departure was his own decision and we support it.”
“Going forward, as it is now, he has no role in the company,” she said during a press conference.
Wilson is accused of paying a 16-year-old girl of $500 to have sex with him in Austin. He was arrested in Taiwan and brought back to the US in the weekend. He has since been released on $ 150,000 bond.
A federal court last month blocked Wilson from posting the designs online for free. He then began selling them for an amount of money to customers in the united states via his website. Heindroff said there are no plans to stop doing that. They said that morale at the company remains high.
“We believe in something and that something is not a man,” Heindorff said. “That there is something of an idea, and we are fully committed to that idea.”
Wilson, a self-described “crypto-anarchist,” has said: “governments should live in fear of the citizenry.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Lucia I. Suarez Sang a Reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow her on Twitter @luciasuarezsang