to connectVideo3D-printed-gun-maker faces child sex assault charges
Cody Wilson, the man who tried to sell the blueprints for the plastic gun, was accused of sexually assaulting an under-age girl.
The Texas man behind the company, the sale of 3D-printed guns, was on Thursday sentenced to seven years probation for having sex with an underage girl.
Cody Wilson, 31, pleaded guilty in August to result in injury to a child after the first to face a sexual assault charge. In addition to probation, he must register as a sex offender, undergo counseling and to have the run of 475 hours of community service.
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Cody Wilson holds a 3D-printed gun, named the Liberator, in his shop in Austin, Texas, last year. (AP Photo/eric gay, File)
He will not be allowed to be in the possession of a firearm while on probation. The teenage girl and her family agreed to the lesser charges, prosecutors have said.
The girl said that she met Wilson at the SugarDaddyMeet.com and in the end, with him in a hotel room in Austin, texas. There, they were having sex. She said that she would be paid $500.
Wilson was arrested in Taiwan last year, after missing a flight back to the U.S. to face the charges. He founded the Austin-based Defense Distributed, which he was selling plans for a non-trackable 3D-printed guns.
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The sale is due to the anger of gun-control advocates, who have argued that the weapons could pose challenges for the safe operation of the screening at the airports and other places.
Wilson later defied a federal court order to stop the posting of the plans online. He has resigned from the company after the time of his arrest.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.