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.
Cody Wilson, the owner of a company that is a non-trackable 3D-printed weapons who are wanted on an arrest warrant accusing him of sex with an underage girl, left the U.S. and was last known to be in Taiwan, researchers in Texas said Wednesday.
Austin Police Cmdr. Troy Officer told reporters that the ministry was working with the national and international police looking Wilson, an Officer said missed a scheduled flight back to the US
Officer said that it was unclear why Wilson went to Taiwan, but he added that a friend of the 16-year-old alleged victim told Wilson that he was under investigation before he left. The commander said that Wilson’s name had been included in a national law enforcement computer, listing him as wanted for sexual abuse of a child.
The researchers said Wilson met the girl for sex at a hotel in Austin on Aug. 15 and paid her $500 after that. A counselor for the teen reported the accusation to Austin police, a week later, says Wilson met the girl online.
A wanted poster for Cody Wilson.
(U. S. Marshals Service.)
In a statement, Austin Police Detective Shaun Donovan wrote surveillance footage showed Wilson and the girl get out of an SUV in the hotel and then the exit of an elevator on the seventh floor, Donovan wrote. The images showed them back to the elevator later in the evening.
CODY WILSON ACCUSED OF SEX ASSAULT
The researchers said the SUV’s license plate matched one of the vehicles that are registered to Wilson’s business, Defense Distributed. Donovan wrote in his affidavit that hotel records showed that Wilson registered the same room — number 718 — if the room where the girl reported he had sex with her.
Officer told reporters that the investigators believe “if someone’s errors, [the alleged victim] age, it would be because they think that they are younger, not older than the 16-year-old that she is.”
WILSON SAYS THAT THE SALE OF 3D-PRINTED GUN PLANS DESPITE THE RULING
After a federal court barred Wilson, of the places of the printable gun blueprints online for free the last month, he announced that he had started to sell them for an amount of money to customers in the united states via his website.
More than a dozen states sued to stop an agreement that the government reached with Defense Distributed, with the argument that the blueprints for the printing of plastic guns can be obtained by criminals or terrorists.
Fox News’ Lucia I. Suarez-Sang, Christopher Carbone and The Associated Press contributed to this report.